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Four Chinese Geographers Granted IGU Awards 2022
2022-08-25 23:34:06


On April 23rd, 2022, the International Geographical Union (IGU) officially announced the winners of the IGU honors and awards. Four Chinese geographers won IGU awards 2022 in the following three categories:


Prof. Dahe QIN, Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) granted the IGU Lauréat d’Honneur 2022 for his pioneer, world class research on the cryosphere, climate change and sustainable development, and his sterling work for the union as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 33rd IGC in Beijing in 2016. This award was established to recognize individuals who have achieved particular distinction or who have rendered outstanding service in the work of the IGU or in international geography. Prof. Qin was the second Chinese recipient of this prestigious award of the IGU after Prof. Bingwei HUANG, who received this honor in 1996.


Prof. Dahe QIN, awardee of the IGU Lauréat d’Honneur 2022


Prof. Yansui LIU, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS) received the IGU Award for Distinguished Practice for his international research contributions that have made substantial contributions to scientific decision-making and practice in relation to land use, rural poverty reduction and revitalization, and in the geographical application of agricultural engineering. This award was inaugurated this year and was to recognize geographers whose work is notable for its adoption and responsible application by diverse communities in and outside the academy.



Prof. Yansui LIU, awardee of the IGU Award for Distinguished Practice


Two young Chinese geographers won the IGU Early Career Award. The IGU Early Career Award in Geography was also created in 2022 and was instituted to recognize excellence in research by scholars during the decade after completing their formal education in geography.


Prof. Shuai WANG, Beijing Normal University, won this award for his sustained research integrated research on ecosystem services and social-ecological systems sustainability in environmentally fragile areas.



Prof. Shuai WANG, awardee of the IGU Early Career Award


Dr. Yuanyuan YANG, IGSNRR, CAS, another Chinese winner of the same award, was recognized by the IGU for her sustained research on land change and modelling, interdisciplinary analysis of human-environment interactions, urban-rural integration and rural revitalization, her work on rural land conversions, especially relating to rural settlements and arable land under rapid urbanization and development of an optimal land allocation model.



Dr. Yuanyuan YANG, awardee of the IGU Early Career Award


In 2022, the IGU individual awards comprising four categories will be presented to 14 scientists in total. All these awards will be presented at the IGU Centennial Congress in Paris, on 18th to 22nd July 2022.  Please see the following link for more information:

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