Professor Ya Ping Wang honoured as RSE Fellow

Congratulations to our Professor Ya Ping who has been honoured as a Fellow by The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's National Academy. Ya Ping is one of 80 new Fellows announced, including 10 from the University of Glasgow, who join the RSE's current Fellowship of around 1700 Fellows. They are recognised as being some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland today.

This year’s cohort represents the diversity of expertise within Scotland and the UK, with academics, leaders from business, Scotland’s tech sector, the legal sector and arts and culture industries being inducted to the Fellowship.

With a more diverse Fellowship, the RSE hopes to make even more of an impact across its policy, research and engagement work which seeks to address the key contemporary issues of the day. 

Ya Ping is Chair in Global City Futures at the School. He is Director and Principal Investigator of the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), a multi-national collaborative research project funded by the UKRI Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF). His research focuses on urbanisation, housing policy, urban poverty and neighbourhood changes in China and other developing countries. He is a member of  the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS).

On receiving his Fellowship Ya Ping said: ‘I am delighted and honoured to be elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh. It has been a great pleasure to work with many excellent colleagues in several Scottish institutions. I am looking forward to collaborating with other RSE fellows to advance Scotland’s influence in social and policy research in the world.' 


First published: 22 March 2022

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