The Yidan Prize Announces Laureates 2018
The Yidan Prize, the world’s largest prize in education, announces its 2018 laureates. Larry V. HEDGES has been awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Research for his ground-breaking statistical methods for meta-analysis, while Anant AGARWAL has been granted the Yidan Prize for Education Development for making education more accessible to people around the world via the innovative edX open-source online platform. In recognition and support of their groundbreaking work, each of the laureates will receive HK$30 million (approximately US$3.87 million), representing a combined award of HK$60 million (approximately US$7.74 million).
It was founded in 2016 by Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, the Yidan Prize has a mission to create a better world through education. Through a series of initiatives – research, events and multimedia content – alongside the annual award, 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.
The Yidan Prize 2019 is now open for nomination
- Find out more about the announcement here.
- Sign up for the Yidan Prize Summit 2018 here.
- Nominate for the Yidan Prize 2019 here