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Responses to COVID-19 and New Insights in Education Revealed at AVPN Conference: Collaboration between the OECD and the Yidan Prize Foundation Brings New Insights in Education and BRAC Focuses on Women as Change Agents in Response to COVID-19

(11 June 2020, Hong Kong) Mr Andreas Schleicher gave a keynote speech on “Scaling Excellence in Education” at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) Virtual Conference 2020 today ...

Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe 2020 Held at Cambridge, with a Focus on Important Global Education Issues | Cooperation Between the Two Organizations Deepened, Advance Global Education Together

(11 March 2020, Cambridge) Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe 2020 was held at Jesus College, the University of Cambridge. This year’s conference focused on two themes: education and international development; wellbeing and education.

Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of Yidan Prize Presents the Prestigious Award to Professor Usha Goswami at Cambridge University

(10 March 2020, Cambridge) Dr Charles Chen Yidan, founder of the Yidan Prize visited the United Kingdom this week to present the prestigious award to Professor Usha Goswami at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of Yidan Prize Presents the Prestigious Award to Sir Fazle’s Family in Dhaka, Bangladesh

(23 January 2020, Dhaka) Dr Charles Chen Yidan, founder of the Yidan Prize visited Dhaka, Bangladesh this week to present the prestigious award. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed’s daughter and son accepted the award on his behalf at BRAC Head Office in Dhaka.

Yidan Prize Foundation Releases WEFFI 2019, Finland Continues to Top the Index

(14 January 2020, HONG KONG) The Yidan Prize Foundation (YPF) released the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019, which was founded by YPF and the Economist Intelligence Unit was commissioned for its production. The latest report shows that Finland topped the index among 50 economies, with its well-established education system and excellent performance in cultivating “future capabilities”.

edX Launches MicroBachelors Programs, an Online Undergraduate-Level Credential with the support of Yidan Prize Foundation

(9 January 2020, HONG KONG) edX announced the launch of its MicroBachelors Programs with the support of Yidan Prize Foundation. Anant AGARWAL is the founder and CEO of edX, and also the Laureate of Yidan Prize for Education Development 2018.

Remembering Sir Fazle Hasan ABED KCMG with profound sadness

The Yidan Prize Foundation is deeply saddened to receive news that Sir Fazle Hasan ABED KCMG, Founder of BRAC passed away on 20 December 2019. BRAC is a most impressive organisation founded in 1972 with Sir Fazle's belief that dignity and value of every human being should be cherished.

Professor Usha GOSWAMI and Sir Fazle Hasan ABED KCMG Named Yidan Prize Laureates for 2019

19 September 2019, Hong Kong – The Yidan Prize, the world’s largest international prize in education, announces its 2019 laureates. Professor Usha GOSWAMI, Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, has been awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Research,while Sir Fazle Hasan ABED

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...

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)...

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Honors Two Outstanding Scholars for Their Contributions to Education Reform at Yidan Prize Award Presentation Ceremony

9 December 2018, Hong Kong, The world’s leading educational award, Yidan Prize, announced earlier this year that the 2018 Yidan Prize for Education Research and Yidan Prize for Education Development would be awarded to ...

Yidan Prize Laureates 2018 honored at the Yidan Prize Dialogue event in Boston

31 October 2018, Cambridge – The Yidan Prize Foundation, which every year awards the world’s largest prize in education to leading educators and researchers, hosted a Yidan Prize Dialogue event on 30 October 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to several of the world’s leading universities ...

Hedges of the U.S. and India’s Agarwal Named Yidan Prize Laureates 2018

15 September 2018, Hong Kong –The Yidan Prize, the world’s largest prize in education, announces its 2018 laureates. Larry V. HEDGES has been awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Research for his ground-breaking statistical methods for meta-analysis, while Anant AGARWAL has been granted the Yidan Prize for Education Development for making education more accessible to people around the world via the innovative edX open-source online platform.

Dr Charles CHEN Yidan speaks at the Eastern Economic Forum about education going global

11 September 2018, Hong Kong – The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), titled The Russian Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities, is held in the port city of Vladivostok with the heads of state from China, Russia and other world leaders in attendance ...

The world’s largest education prize Founder, Dr Charles CHEN Yidan exchanged insights on philanthropy with former U.S. President Jimmy CARTER

17 May 2018, Atlanta – Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, the Founder of the world’s largest education prize, the Yidan Prize, visited The Carter Center to meet with former U.S. President, Jimmy CARTER ...

Nomination for world’s largest education prize closes on March 31 | Founder, Dr Charles CHEN Yidan makes final call for nomination from Asia and the globe

28 March 2018, Hong Kong – Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, Founder of Yidan Prize and Core Founder of Tencent Holdings, visited Singapore and called for final nominations. Attended by over 1,800 world educators, professors, school principals and teachers ...

Yidan Prize Inaugural Laureates honored at Harvard Graduate School of Education

7 February 2018, Hong Kong – Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, the Founder of the world’s biggest education prize – the Yidan Prize – visited Harvard Graduate School of Education together with the two Yidan Prize inaugural laureates, Professor Carol S. DWECK and Ms Vicky COLBERT, to meet with world leading academia and educators on …

Yidan Prize Convenes Educating for the Future Conference in Cambridge

31 January 2018, Hong Kong – Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, founder of the world’s biggest education prize – the Yidan Prize – will address leading global academics and educators on key issues facing the sector today at the Yidan Prize Cambridge Conference on 29-30 January 2018. Also speaking alongside Dr Chen will be one of the two inaugural laureates of the Yidan Prize ...

Yidan Prize Summit Set An Outlook For The Future Of Education | Over 350 world leaders exchange insights and strategies for redefining education

11 December 2017, Hong Kong – With today’s education system remaining crucial to equipping the new generation for the increasingly complex and uncertain future, the world’s largest international prize in education – the Yidan Prize – presents the inaugural Yidan Prize Summit to navigate effective ways to revolutionize education to propel mankind into an …

Inaugural Yidan Prize Award Presentation Ceremony Honors Outstanding Contributions To Education

Hong Kong, December 10, 2017 – The world’s largest education prize- the inaugural Yidan Prize laureates today accept the awards and each receives a gold medal from The Honorable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, Chief Executive of the ...

The World’s Largest Education Prize Showcase Inaugural Laureates’ Contribution At The Yidan Prize Award Presentation Ceremony And Summit

1 December 2017, Hong Kong – The Yidan Prize Summit will open in Hong Kong on December 11 2017, for the first time featuring the Prize’s inaugural laureates – Professor Carol S. DWECK of Stanford University and Ms Vicky COLBERT ...

The World’s Biggest Education Prize Announces Inaugural Laureates, Each Of Two Laureates To Receive HK$30 Million (Approximately US$3.9 Million)

19 September 2017, Hong Kong – The Yidan Prize dedicated to creating a better world through education today unveiled its inaugural laureates. They are Professor Carol S. DWECK of Stanford University and Vicky COLBERT, Founder and Director of Fundación ...

Unveiling The Gold Medals Of Yidan Prize Created by Internationally Renowned Graphic Designer KAN Tai-keung, SBS, BBS, AGI – A master comes out of retirement

31 August 2017, Hong Kong - The inaugural winners of the Yidan Prize, an award to revolutionize global education development, will be announced next ...

Dr Charles CHEN Yidan’s Take On His Philanthropic Journey Since He Launched the Yidan Prize

31 July 2017, Hong Kong - Like many people who know a foreign language but rarely practise speaking it, Dr Charles CHEN Yidan often gets tongue-tied when speaking in English. “My grammar is not bad ...

Tencent Core Founder Dr Charles CHEN Yidan showcases world’s largest international educational award to stakeholders in Europe

16 December 2016, United Kingdom – 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 ...

Nomination For The World’s Largest Education Prize Is Now Open

21 September 2016, Hong Kong – The official nomination procedure for the largest international prize in education research and development The Yidan Prize has been launched ...

Dr Charles CHEN Yidan Launches The Yidan Prize Ceremony Officiated by Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang

22 May 2016, Hong Kong - World's biggest education accolade to award annual prizes totalling HK$60 million (about US$7.6 million), half of which will fund ground-breaking ...

New Yidan Prize set to transform global education

22 May 2016, Hong Kong - World’s biggest education accolade to award annual prizes totaling HK$60 million (about US$7.6 million), half of which will fund ground-breaking education research and development initiatives ...