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Centre for Mountain Studies Director receives prestigious award

Centre for Mountain Studies Director receives prestigious award

Professor Martin Price, Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, University of Highlands and Islands with his King Albert Mountain Award


Professor Martin Price, Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College UHI, was awarded a gold medal by the King Albert I Memorial Foundation on 1 September.  The Foundation was established in 1993 in memory of King Albert I of Belgium, a keen mountaineer.  Its aim is to honour persons and institutions that have made exceptional contributions to the mountain world.

The citation for the award commends Martin’s work with international organisations, and his role as the organiser of international mountain conferences over the last two decades. It also praises his wide knowledge and editorial competence, describing this as a vital role for the mountains of the world: ‘His global interactions and contributions have been a major force in mountain research and development.’

Martin holds the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development, and has written and edited many books contributing to the knowledge and sustainable development of mountain areas, on topics including forests, tourism, global change and interdisciplinary research.

 

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lisa.stewart@perth.uhi.ac.uk

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