Creating a better world through education

Recognizing and advancing leaders in learning

The Yidan Prize champions courageous, committed people who are creating a better world through education.

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An inclusive global community

We bring the world’s most influential minds in education together to learn from each other, innovate and amplify their impact.

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An ideas bank of impactful education initiatives

Learning benefits everyone. We share proven educational initiatives that promise a wider impact on global societies.

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Established in gratitude for the blessings of education

The Yidan Prize was founded in 2016 by Dr Charles Chen Yidan in the belief that education promotes well-being.

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Our quest for changemakers

Each year the Yidan Prize recognizes individuals, or up to three-member teams, making a profound contribution to education, in two categories:

Yidan Prize for Education Research
HK$30 million (around US$3.9 million)

Yidan Prize for Education Development
HK$30 million (around US$3.9 million)

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Resources for reporters

Human wellbeing correlates to education. We offer a variety of resources for journalists and producers seeking authoritative viewpoints on the future of education and learning.

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Yidan Prize Foundation

The Yidan Prize is governed and administered by our Hong Kong SAR-based foundation. The foundation progresses its mission and ensures the integrity, transparency and sustainability of the prize.

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