Dr. Joyeeta Gupta, an Indian-origin professor, received the prestigious Spinoza Prize in the Netherlands. Dr. Gupta is an environmental scientist and holds the position of professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam.
- The Spinoza Prize is the highest honor in Dutch science.
- The award ceremony took place in The Hague on October 5, 2023.
- The prize, worth 1.5 million euros, was presented by the Netherlands’ Minister for Education, Science, and Culture, Robert Dijkgraaf.
- The prize is awarded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Q.: Recently, Indian-origin professor Dr. Joyeeta Gupta received the prestigious Spinoza Prize in the Netherlands. What does the Spinoza Prize represent?
a) A Dutch cultural award
b) A global environmental recognition
c) The highest honor in Dutch science
d) An Indian scientific achievement
Ans : c) The highest honor in Dutch science