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UCL Geography alumnus made Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Distinguished career of Akin Mabogunje

UCL Geography alumnus made Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Akin Mabogunje (University of Ibadan) who obtained his PhD at UCL in 1961, has been elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Described as the ‘father’ of Geography, and one of the fathers of the Social Sciences in Nigeria, Professor Mabogunje has received around 20 national and international honours in various academic and professional fields.

He was the first African president of the International Geographical Union (1980), and the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences (1999).

Once a regular visitor to UCL Geography, he last visited the department during its 100th anniversary celebrations in 2003.

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