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The Awards

World Award of Arts

The Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts is an acknowledgment to those who lift our existence to a higher level by the beauty or inspiration of their creative talent. It is conferred on a renowned artist, sculptor, writer, poet, cinematographer, photographer, architect, musician or other performing, creative or visionary

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World Award of Science

The Albert Einstein World Award of Science was created as a means of recognition and encouragement for scientific and technological research and development. It takes into special consideration research which has brought true benefit and wellbeing to mankind. The winner of the award is elected by the Interdisciplinary Committee, which

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World Award of Education

The José Vasconcelos World Award of Education is granted to a renowned educator, an authority in the field of teaching, or someone who has brought about visionary development in education policy. Through their work, the individual or team should have had a significantly positive influence on the quality and reach

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37th award ceremony

2022 Award Ceremony at University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra (UC) and the World Cultural Council (WCC) are extremely pleased to announce that the 37th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony will be held at UC on November 29-30, 2022.

The 2022 celebrations in Coimbra will be the first time in the history of the awards programme where all three WCC prizes are presented at the same event.

Ceremonies Locations

WCC Event Locations Map

Finland 2014 | 2003

Estonia 2011

Sweden 1985

Canada 1992

USA 2008 | 1989

Mexico 2010 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 1995 | 1993 | 1988 | 1986 | 1984

Norway 1999

Denmark 2012

United Kingdom 2015 | 1996

Ireland 2002

Belgium 2009 | 2004

Netherlands 2017 | 2001

Germany 1987

Switzerland 1990

South Africa 2000

Japan 2019

Hong Kong 2018

Thailand 1997

Singapore 2013

Australia 1991

Latvia 2016

New Zealand 1998

Portugal 2022

To learn more about the award ceremony locations around the world, hover over the dots on the map to reveal the location name and year(s) of award ceremonies held there. 

Clicking on the year in the description label will take you to the corresponding event page for details.

Recent Award Winners

Prof. Zhong Lin Wang

Albert Einstein World Award of Science 2019 Field of Work: Nanotechnology Date: 3-4 October 2019 Place of Ceremony: Main Convention Hall Host Institution: University of Tsukuba Host Country: Japan The winner of the 2019 Albert Einstein World Award of Science is Prof. Zhong Lin Wang, Chair and Regents Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. The prize is awarded for Prof. Wang’s pioneering and seminal contributions to the discovery, innovation and implementation of nanogenerators and self-powered systems. These innovations enable unprecedented new technologies for harvesting energy from the environment and biological systems, with applications

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Paulo Branco

Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts 2019 Field of Work: Cinematography Date: 3-4 October 2019 Place of Ceremony: Main Convention Hall Host Institution: University of Tsukuba Host Country: Japan The winner of the 2019 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts is Portuguese independent film producer, Paulo Branco. This recognition is given for Mr. Branco’s engagement with new views on cinematographic expressions and his dedicated commitment to cultivating intensive communication and activity between the different fields of culture, such as literature, fine arts and music. It is a prize granted for his prolific and varied achievements in the dynamics

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Prof. Jean-Pierre Changeux

Albert Einstein World Award of Science 2018 Field of Work: Neurosciences Date: 8 November 2018 Place of Ceremony: Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building Host Institution: City University of Hong Kong Host Country: Hong Kong Professor Changeux has been recognised for his exceptional scientific achievements and leadership in the field of neuroscience, and especially for his pioneering contributions to the science and understanding of neuroreceptors over the past 50 years. One of his groundbreaking discoveries revealed that the acetylcholine receptor as a model membrane receptor was one of the most central regulatory mechanisms in

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Prof. Malik Mâaza

Jose Vasconcelos World Award of Education 2018 Field of Work: Science-Education Date: 8 November 2018 Place of Ceremony: Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, 5/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building Host Institution: City University of Hong Kong Host Country: Hong Kong The award acknowledges Professor Mâaza’s work in promoting education for societal development and sustainability, and recognises his international and humanistic approach to science education as well as his commitment to training and mentoring young scientists on the African continent. To this end, Professor Mâaza has worked tirelessly to raise funds worldwide in support of researchers from less affluent countries.

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