Posted on February 03, 2015

The selection process for the 2015 WISE Prize for Education has begun. Now in its fifth year, the WISE Prize for Education is the first global recognition of an individual or team for an outstanding contribution to education. The WISE Prize raises the status of education by giving it similar prestige enjoyed in other fields for which international prizes exist - such as literature, peace, and economics.

The WISE Prize for Education recognizes an inspiring, visionary approach as well as a proven track record of achievement in education at any level, field, or sector. Nominations can be made by individuals or institutions - including schools, international organizations and private companies - from anywhere in the world. Submissions must be made through the WISE website www.wiseprizeforeducation.org by March 31. Nominations will be reviewed by an international committee of education experts. The final selection will be made by a high-level Jury of distinguished individuals chaired by H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman of WISE.

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Commenting on the opening of the nomination period, Dr. Al-Thani said: “Our WISE Prize for Education Laureates are all individuals whose passion, energy, and commitment have been an inspirational force for good in the world of education. And they are not alone. The WISE Prize has focused international attention on the crucial importance of education in building strong, prosperous societies. I very much look forward to identifying the 2015 WISE Prize for Education Laureate.”

The WISE Prize for Education Laureate, who receives a gold medal and $500,000 (US), will be announced at the World Innovation Summit for Education, one of the largest gatherings of leading education innovators, taking place November 3-5, 2015, in Doha, Qatar.

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