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Prestigious Humboldt Award Awarded to Delhi University Professor

Professor Inderjit Singh from the Department of Environmental Studies of the University was recently conferred with the honour of the Humboldt Research Award. Read on to know more. 


Professor Inderjit Singh, a professor from the Department of Environmental Studies and the Director of the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems at Delhi University was recently awarded the Humboldt Research Award 2022.??Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards to internationally leading researchers of all disciplines from abroad in recognition of their academic record to date. The award includes a prize money of 60,000 Euros( 49 Lakhs approx.) as well as the opportunity to conduct a research project at a research institute in Germany for upto 12 months.

Singh’s research focuses on how plant species become invasive and cause harm to the environment. He has over a 100 publications to his credit in reputed journals and has been awarded the Distinguished Visitor Award in 2017 by the University of Alberta, Canada and the Robert H. Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Award by the Ecological Society of America in 2015.

Speaking to The Times of India, Singh said, “It is good to see your work being recognized.” Singh plans to continue his research on plant invasion in Germany. “My research will continue to be on the chemistry of plant invasion.Why exotic plants are successful and how the chemistry leads to success,” added Singh. 

Last year, the Indian economist Kaushik Basu had been the Indian recipient of the award in the field of Economics for his work on moral philosophy and game theory, and on law and economics.

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