The Yidan Prize

Founded in 2016 by Charles Chen Yidan, Yidan Prize has a mission to create a better world through education. Yidan Prize consists of two awards: Yidan Prize for Education Research and Yidan Prize for Education Development. Yidan Prize Laureate receives a gold medal and a total sum of HK$30 million (around US$3.9 million) including a cash prize of HK$15 million (around US$1.9 million) and a project fund of HK$15 million. To ensure transparency and sustainability, the prize is managed by Yidan Prize Foundation and governed by an independent trust with an endowment of HK$2.5 billion (around US$323 million). Through a series of initiatives, the prize serves to establish a platform that allows the global community to engage in conversation around education and to play a role in education philanthropy.

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Yidan Prize Foundation Showcases World's Largest International Educational Award to Stakeholders in Asia


Since the Prize was founded in 2016, the Yidan Prize Foundation has been showcasing the Prize to Asia and the globe to encourage nominations in recognition of world's brightest minds in education. In two years, the Foundation has set their...


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