Prof Brenda Yeoh accorded the international Vautrin Lud Prize 2021 in Geography
Professor Brenda Yeoh from the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been awarded the Vautrin Lud Prize 2021. The award is one of the highest honours presented for outstanding achievements in field of geography, and widely considered the ‘Nobel Prize in Geography’.
Prof Yeoh, Raffles Professor of Social Sciences and Director for Humanities and Social Science Research at the Office of the Deputy President (Research & Technology), is the first Singaporean to receive this accolade. The award is given annually to a single laureate by a five-member international jury at the International Geography Festival in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France.
Prof Yeoh was also recently elected to the Fellowship of the distinguished British Academy – the United Kingdom’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences – for achieving distinction in the field.