(Dr) Isti Hidayati completed her research on ‘mobility inequality’ in Southeast Asian metropolitan cities
The RUG PhD student Isti Hidayati has been awarded the Wierenga-Rengerink Prize for writing the best thesis of the year. Hidayati won the prize with her thesis ‘Understanding mobility inequality: A socio-spatial approach to analysis transport and land use in Southeast Asian metropolitan cities’.
On Thursday 1 July, the researcher at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences will receive the prize of 7,500 euros for further academic development. The award ceremony will take place during the Summer Ceremony: the official conclusion of the academic year, reports the GIC.
Wierenga-Rengerink Dissertation Award
Since 2015, the dissertation prize has been awarded to the PhD student who, according to the jury, has written the best thesis at the University of Groningen in the previous year. Each faculty nominates a maximum of one candidate from its own dissertations that have been assessed with a cum laude, and the ultimate winner is chosen from this selection by the jury, consisting of rector and former rectors of the RUG.
The Wierenga-Rengerink family makes the prize money available through the Ubbo Emmius Fund. Previously, the prize went to Namkje Koudenburg (2014), Hanna van Loo (2015), Nigel Hamilton and Jordi van Gestel (2016), Alain Dekker (2017), Michael Lerch (2018) and Arpi Karapetian (2019).