2022 WCC Award winners will be announced on September 20th 2022

Sala do Senado, University of Coimbra

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To watch the live stream of the winners announcement press conference, starting 11AM UTC on September 20th 2022, please visit uc.pt/emdireto

The names of the recipients of the 2022 Albert Einstein World Award of Science, José Vasconcelos World Award of Education and Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts will be announced at a joint World Cultural Council and University of Coimbra press conference on September 20th 2022 at the Sala do Senado, University of Coimbra. 

The 37th Award Ceremony will be hosted by the University of Coimbra, Portugal to be held on November 30, 2022. This will be the first time in the history of the WCC awards programme where all three prizes will be presented at the same event. For further information on the 2022 Award Ceremony please visit wcc.uc.pt 

The awards were established by the Council to acknowledge individuals or institutions that have made outstanding achievements in science, education and the arts:

The Albert Einstein World Award of Science is a recognition, as well as an incentive to scientific and technological research and development that takes into special consideration those researchers which have brought true benefit and well-being to mankind. Its recipient is elected by an Interdisciplinary Committee, constituted by world renowned scientists.

The José Vasconcelos World Award of Education was established as an acknowledgement to those who have the all-important task of teaching as a foundational element of our present civilization. It is granted to a renowned educator, an authority in the field, or a legislator of education policies who has had a significant influence on the advancement in the scope of culture for mankind.

The Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts is an acknowledgement 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 artist, whose work constitutes a significant contribution to the artistic legacy of the world.

A Commemorative medal, a diploma, an award cheque, and the international recognition from the scientific, educative and artistic community, are the rewards offered by the World Awards to foster knowledge, culture and human values as the cornerstone for a better world.

This year the World Cultural Council will grant special acknowledgements to young researchers or scholars from the University of Coimbra who have achieved outstanding performance in the fields of science, education and arts. The names will be announced at the same event.

With these efforts, the World Cultural Council hopes to build a bridge with the most important institutions around the world. Rewarding the research that brings progress to mankind, the contributions to the advancement of culture, the artistic expressions deserving of world recognition and enrich the excellence as a guiding principle in science, innovation, and education. At the same time, the prizes acknowledge the qualities that the awardees inspire as role models to encourage future generations to contribute to a better world. 

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