The China-based Yidan Prize Foundation, which awards the prestigious Yidan Prizes for Education, has invited the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), headquartered in Berlin, to act as Nominating Organization. The foundation is the brainchild of Charles Chen Yidan, billionaire co-founder of Tencent, the Chinese investment and internet holding company that is ranked the global No. 5 in terms of brand value.
Two prizes are awarded annually, one for outstanding research, the other for innovative ideas in the field of education. Each prize carries an award of circa 3.9 million USD, half of which is delivered as a cash prize, with the other half earmarked to fund a new project by the award winner.
The first Yidan Prizes were awarded in 2017 to two outstanding achievers from Stanford University and the Fundación Escuela Nueva.
Charles Chen Yidan has said that he established the Prize to promote education issues on a global level, to attract others to educational philanthropy and further the awareness of education in a world that experiences technological quantum leaps. Award criteria are focused on the future, innovation, transformation, and sustainability.
The DOC management is proud to be recognized as a partner in this nomination process.
DOC is an independent research institute whose mission is to promote mutual understanding, inclusive development, and equitable dialogue. It seeks to develop policy proposals based on scientific research that addresses key challenges faced by the international community, from infrastructure underdevelopment and economic inequality to civilizational and religious tensions and conflicts.