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The Yidan Prize

Founded in 2016 by Dr 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). Half of this amount is  a cash prize and the other half is to be used as a project fund. 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.

 The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index 2018

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Events

Zero to infinity: How education unlocks endless possibilities

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business presented the SMU Visionary Series at Singapore Management University (SMU) on 31 May 2019. The SMU Visionary Series is an opportunity to hear from eminent leaders who have demonstrated the power of ideas to change attitudes, societies and the world as we know it.


Yidan Prize Conference Series: Asia-Pacific Co-organized by the Yidan Prize Foundation and the Faculty of Education, HKU

12 December 2018, Hong Kong – The Yidan Prize Foundation and the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) co-organised the Yidan Prize Conference Series: Asia-Pacific…


Second Yidan Prize Summit Sets Forth Ideas for Educating for the Future

10 December 2018, Hong Kong – The second Yidan Prize Summit took place in Hong Kong on 10 December 2018, featuring the Prize’s second cycle of laureates – Professor Larry V. HEDGES of Northwestern University and Professor Anant AGARWAL of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)…


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Charles Chen Yidan shines a bright light on the power of education in unlocking endless possibilities at the inaugural SMU Visionary Series lecture

31 May 2019, Singapore – The SMU Visionary Series, presented by the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University (SMU), is an opportunity to hear from eminent leaders who have demonstrated the power of ideas to change attitudes, societies and the world as we know it.


Yidan Prize Conference Series: The Americas sets an outlook for innovation and evidence-based research in education

EVANSTON, Ill. — A diverse array of experts from leading universities, research firms and nonprofit organizations met at Northwestern University to explore how research findings may address inequities and improve practice in education on May 23-24 for the Yidan Prize Conference Series: The Americas.


Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe Convened at Cambridge University  Top-notch educators explored ways to tackle future challenges through education

5 March 2019, Hong Kong/Cambridge – The Yidan Prize Foundation and Jesus College, the University of Cambridge brought globally renowned speakers to the Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe on 4 March to discuss how education can be improved…


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