NUS geographer Prof Henry Yeung conferred prestigious global award for lifetime contributions to research
Distinguished Professor Henry Yeung from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field by the influential Regional Studies Association (RSA). The annual RSA awards recognise research works that have made an original and outstanding contribution to the analysis of regions and regional issues.
Prof Yeung has been widely regarded as one of the world’s leading academic experts in global production networks, global value chains, and East Asian firms and developmental states in the global economy. He is the first recipient from outside North America and the United Kingdom (UK), and the second youngest recipient of the annual Sir Peter Hall Award.
Established in the UK in 1965, the RSA is one of the world’s most influential learned societies in the interdisciplinary field of regional and urban research, development and policy. The RSA counts members from 79 countries and comprises an international network of policymakers, academics and practitioners.