The Structure

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The Structure

Yidan Prize is managed and governed by Yidan Prize Foundation, board of directors, an international judging committee and a global advisory board formed by a respected team of independent and authoritative experts.

  • The Board of Directors is responsible for approving the Judging Committee’s awardee recommendations.
  • The Global Advisory Board is responsible for developing the judging criteria and procedure. The board comprises:
  • Chairman
    Dr Qian Tang
    Former Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
  • Convenor
    Professor Cheng Kai-ming
    Emeritus Professor, the University of Hong Kong
  • Member
    Dr Manzoor Ahmed
    Professor Emeritus, BRAC University in Dhaka and Chair of the Bangladesh Early Childhood Development Network
  • Member
    Dr Jamil Salmi
    Former World Bank Tertiary Education Coordinator, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, the Diego Portales University in Chile
  • Member
    Marc S. Tucker
    President and Chief Executive Officer, the American National Centre on Education and the Economy
  • Member
    Dankert Vedeler
    Deputy Permanent Delegate at the Norwegian Delegation to UNESCO/OECD
  • The Judging Committee is responsible for screening nominations and selecting laureates. It comprises two independent judging panels. The committee comprises:
  • Chairman
    Dr Koichiro Matsuura
    Former Director-General, UNESCO

The Yidan Prize for Education Research Judging Panel

  • Andreas Schleicher
    Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD, Heads the Panel
  • Professor Bruce M. Alberts
    Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, the University of California, San Francisco, is the member
  • Professor Phillip A. Griffiths
    Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey, is the member

The Yidan Prize for Education Development Judging Panel

  • Dorothy K. Gordon
    Former Director-General, the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Heads the Panel
  • Professor Steven Cohen
    Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, is the member
  • Dr Allan E. Goodman
    President and Chief Executive Officer, the Institute of International Education, is the member