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Thijs Willems, Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

Congratulations to Thijs Willems, Research Fellow from Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities for winning the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation Research Prize in the field of the humanities and the social sciences!

Thijs had his PhD dissertation selected alongside four other winners. They were recognised for their dissertation paper’s outstanding quality, true interdisciplinary methods, originality, international scope and excellent readability.

The winners were also honoured in a virtual ceremony held on 23 June 2020, exactly 60 years from when the foundation was founded on 23 June 1958.

Hear more from Thijs on his ethnographic study of the Dutch railway system and view the virtual ceremony at this link.