The Yidan Prize Foundation has visited Europe to encourage nominations for the Yidan Prize and engage in discussions on the future of education with a cross-section of stakeholders in the region. This high-level engagement brings together for the first time the world’s largest international award in education and the European education community.
Speaking at the Milken Institute London Summit 2016, Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize talked about how education can fill the skills gap amidst the fourth industrial revolution and what role can philanthropists play to facilitate a successful transition of education development across the globe.
During his visit to the United Kingdom and Germany, Charles and his team introduced the Yidan Prize to leading members of the academic and education community. In addition to visiting the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and University College London, he also had meetings with the Sutton Trust, Humboldt University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and other universities, foundations and research institutes.
During the nomination period from this September to March 2017, the Foundation plans to visit Europe, Asia and other regions to call for more high quality nominations from across the globe.