The Yidan Prize Foundation and the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) co-organized the Yidan Prize Conference Series: Asia-Pacific with keynote lectures delivered by two newly minted Yidan Prize winners: Professor Larry Hedges, one of the most influential applied statisticians in the world and Yidan Prize Laureate for Education Research 2018, and Professor Anant Agarwal, Founder and CEO of edX and Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018. The event was attended by over 200 participants, including scholars, researchers, government officials, school principals, teachers, NGO representatives and university students.
On the same day, the faculty of HKU also hosted the third International Forum for Deans of Schools of Education at Research Universities. Various deans of education from around the world, including Australia, Finland, Japan, Mainland China, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA, joined the Yidan Prize keynote lectures in addition to attending the forum.
Professor Larry Hedges, Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018
Professor Anant Agarwal, Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018