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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Yidan Prize Forecast
Education to 2030

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The United Nations has made education a priority. In its Agenda 2030, Goal 4 calls for “inclusive and equitable quality education” and “lifelong learning opportunities” for all. Will this goal ever come true in your country?


New Yidan Prize set to transform global education


On May 22nd, the Yidan Prize unveiled the world’s largest education awards scheme, and called for nominations for the inaugural awards. Winners of the Yidan Prize will be announced in September 2017 and a ceremony to be held December the...


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