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The Structure

Yidan Prize is supported by the Yidan Prize Foundation, Board of Directors, Global Advisory Board and Judging Committee formed by a respected team of independent and authoritative experts.

  • The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the Yidan Prize Foundation and approving the Judging Committee’s awardee recommendations.
  • The Global Advisory Board is responsible for inviting nominating organizations, developing the judging criteria and procedure.
  • The Judging Committee is responsible for screening nominations and selecting laureates. It comprises two independent judging panels, one for Education Research and the other for Education Development.

Global Advisory Board

Dr Qian TANG

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

Professor CHENG Kai-ming

Emeritus Professor, the University of Hong Kong
Convenor, Global Advisory Board

Mr Dankert VEDELER

Former Deputy Permanent Delegate at the Norwegian Delegation to UNESCO/OECD
Member, Global Advisory Board

Dr Manzoor AHMED

Professor Emeritus, BRAC University
Member, Global Advisory Board

Dr Jamil SALMI

Former World Bank Tertiary Education Coordinator
Member, Global Advisory Board

Mr Marc S. TUCKER

President and Chief Executive Officer, the National Center on Education and the Economy
Member, Global Advisory Board

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

Professor Phillip A. GRIFFITHS

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey
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

The Secretariat

Mr Clive LEE Ka-lun

Chief Executive Officer, Yidan Prize Foundation