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22 May 2016
Hong Kong SAR
Dr Charles Chen Yidan launches the world’s largest international award in education
Celebrating the launch of the Yidan Prize: Mr Clive Lee, former CEO of the Yidan Prize Foundation; Dr Qian Tang, Chairman of the Advisory Committee; Dr Charles Chen Yidan; Mr John Tsang Chun-wah, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR Government; Dr Koichiro Matsuura, Chairman of Judging Committee; Professor Paul Chu, Research Panel Head of Judging Committee; Ms Dorothy K. Gordon, Development Panel Head of Judging Committee

The world’s education is facing many challenges, and it will continue to do so for many years to come. Therefore, the Yidan Prize Foundation is launching the world’s largest education award.

Founded by Dr Charles Chen Yidan, the prize is divided between two categories – The Yidan Prize for Education Research and The Yidan Prize for Education Development – and is governed by an independent trust. The prize has a mission to support outstanding individuals whose work transforms education in a sustainable way, and encourages innovative approaches to education research and development.

On 22 May 2016, the Yidan Prize Foundation unveiled the prize at its launch in Hong Kong. The event was well attended by over 200 leaders and experts including John Tsang Chun-wah, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Nominations for the inaugural awards are now open and winners of the prize will be announced in September 2017.

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