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The Structure

 

The Yidan Prize is supported by the Yidan Prize Foundation, a Board of Directors, an Advisory Committee and a Judging Committee, whose members are independent and authoritative experts.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the Yidan Prize Foundation, the appointment of the Advisory Committee and the Judging Committee, and approving the Judging Committee’s laureate recommendations.

The Advisory Committee is responsible for inviting nominating organizations, developing the judging criteria, and procedures.

The Judging Committee is responsible for screening nominations and selecting laureates. It comprises two independent judging panels, one for Education Research, the other for Education Development.

Board of Directors

Dr Charles CHEN Yidan

Founder, the Yidan Prize
Core Founder, Tencent

Professor Sir Leszek BORYSIEWICZ

FRS MA PhD FRCP FMedSci
Chairman, Cancer Research UK
Vice Chancellor Emeritus, University of Cambridge

Professor Rick LEVIN

Senior Advisor, Coursera
President Emeritus, Yale University

Professor Tony CHAN Fan-cheong

President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
President Emeritus, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Advisory Committee

Dr Qian TANG

Former Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Chairman, Advisory Committee, Yidan Prize

Professor CHENG Kai-ming

Emeritus Professor, the University of Hong Kong
Convenor, Advisory Committee

Mr Dankert VEDELER

Assistant Director-General of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research
Member, Advisory Committee

Dr Manzoor AHMED

Professor Emeritus, BRAC University
Member, Advisory Committee

Dr Jamil SALMI

Global Tertiary Education Expert
Member, Advisory Committee

Judging Committee

Dr Koichiro MATSUURA

Former Director-General, UNESCO
Chairman, Judging Committee, Yidan Prize

Ms Dorothy K. GORDON

Chair, UNESCO Information for All Programme
Head, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Development

Mr Andreas SCHLEICHER

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD
Head, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Research

Dr Allan E. GOODMAN

President and Chief Executive Officer, the Institute of International Education
Member, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Development

Professor Bruce M. ALBERTS

Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, the University of California, San Francisco
Member, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Research

Dr Steven COHEN

Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Member, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Development

Professor Gerd GIGERENZER

Director, Harding Center of Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Member, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Research

Dr Felice J. LEVINE

Executive Director, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Member, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Research

Mr Ruben VARDANYAN

Social entrepreneur, impact investor and venture philanthropist
Member, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Development

Secretariat

Mr Edward Jr. MA Yat-ling

Secretary-General, Yidan Prize Foundation