The Yidan Prize

Founded in 2016 by Charles Chen Yidan, Yidan Prize has a mission to create a better world through education. Yidan Prize consists of two awards: Yidan Prize for Education Research and Yidan Prize for Education Development. Yidan Prize Laureate receives a gold medal and a total sum of HK$30 million (US$3.9 million) including a cash prize of HK$15 million (US$1.9 million) and a project fund of HK$15 million. To ensure transparency and sustainability, the prize is managed by Yidan Prize Foundation and governed by an independent trust with an endowment of HK$2.5 billion (US$320 million). Through a series of initiatives, the prize serves to establish a platform that allows the global community to engage in conversation around education and to play a role in education philanthropy.

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The World’s Biggest Education Prize Announces Inaugural Laureates


On Sepetmber 19, 2017, 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 Escuela Nueva. Each laureate will...


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