The inaugural University Research Recognition Award 2018 of the National University of Singapore in May 2018.

Distinguished Professorship of the National University of Singapore in February 2018 in recognition of "outstanding academic excellence as well as academic and intellectual leadership".

The American Association of Geographers Distinguished Scholarship Honors for 2018 “in recognition of his extraordinary scholarship and leadership in the discipline”. AAG Honors are the highest awards offered by the American Association of Geographers. View Honors certificate here.

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Murchison Award 2017 in the UK for “pioneering publications in the field of globalisation” (see RGS press release and NUS press release), June 2017. The Murchison Award is the most senior among all RGS awards. Full citation for my award and acceptance speech delivered at the RGS in London on 5 June 2017 are available here. View Award cerificate here.

Ralph & Eve Seelye Charitable Trust Fellowship for 2017, University of Auckland, New Zealand, December 2016.

Entry on “Yeung, Henry Wai-Chung” in Oxford Dictionary of Human Geographyby Noel Castree, Rob Kitchin and Alisdair Rogers, Oxford University Press, p.570. Described as “exceptionally active in the development of economic geography… and has made significant theoretical contributions to a relational perspective on the subject”. April 2013.

Nominated Residency Fellowship, the Bellagio Study and Conference Center (Italy), the Rockefeller Foundation, USA, November 2012.

Conferment of Academician by the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK in September 2012 (see FASS News).

Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Research Fellowship, National University of Singapore, January-May 2010.

Outstanding Researcher Award 2008, National University of Singapore, 11 April 2008.

Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK, 1 Oct 2007 – 31 Sept 2010.

Visiting Professorship, Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong, October-November 2006.

University of Auckland Distinguished Visitor, 15-30 September 2006.

Organizer of Team Residency on "New Economic Geography: The Socio-Spatial Dimension of Economic Life" at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center (Italy), the Rockefeller Foundation, USA, 8-17 February 2006.

Corresponding Member of the Geographical Society of Finland, by invitation in recognition of valuable contribution in the field of Geography, 13 December 2004.

Outstanding Overseas Researcher Award, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences , China, October 2003-October 2006.

Fulbright Foreign Researcher Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, USA, January-April 2003. (see photo on the right)

Commonwealth Fellowship, Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, 1 June - 30 November 2002.

NUS Excellent Teacher 2001/2002,
National University of Singapore, July 2002.

Outstanding University Researcher Award,
National University of Singapore, October 1998.

Best Published Paper by Postgraduate in Economic Geography Award, Economic Geography Study Group, the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, February 1998.

Postgraduate Award,
Developing Areas Research Group, the Institute of British Geographers, 1993-1994.


40th Anniversary Symposium Lecturer, Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 30 January 2012.

LSE-NUS Public Lecturer, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the UK, 26 January 2012.

Admiral David E. Jeremiah and Mrs. Connie Jeremiah Lecturer, University of Oregon, USA, 18 April 2011.

Norma Wilkinson Memorial Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Reading, UK, 6 November 2007.

NEG Annual International Guest Lecturer, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology(GPS) and Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), University of Newcastle, UK, 27 March 2007.

Plenary Lecturer at the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, London, UK, 24 November 2006.

Asia Pacific Viewpoint Lecturer, the International Geographical Union Regional Congress, Brisbane, Australia , 3-7 July 2006.

Second GaWC Annual Lecturer 2000, Loughborough University, UK, 7 March 2000.


Celebrating the award with family and former/current Heads of NUS Geography and SMU President-designate at the University Awards 2018, 14 May 2018

Receiving the AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors at the Awards Luncheon during the annual meeting of the AAG, New Orleans, 14 April 2018.

Receiving the Murchison Award at the Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington, London, 5 June 2017.

Group photo of all recipients of Medals and Awards at the Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington, London, 5 June 2017.

Receiving the ORA Trophy from the then NUS President, Professor Shih Choon Fong, at the University Awards 2008 ceremony held at the University Cultural Centre, 11 April 2008.



Receiving the Fulbright Certificate from the President of the Fulbright Association of Singapore, A/P Victor Savage, and Mr David Andresen of the Office of Public Affairs, US Embassy in Singapore, at Grand Hyatt Singapore, 4 December 2003.

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