2023 Award Ceremony

The World Cultural Council and the University of Helsinki are delighted to announce that the 38th WCC Award Ceremony will take place in the Great Hall, University of Helsinki, on Friday the 3rd November 2023. As part of the programme, laureate lectures will take place on Tuesday the 2nd November. At the event, the 2023 “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science and the “José Vasconcelos” World Award of Education will be conferred on eminent pioneers in their respective fields in recognition of their tireless efforts to advance human culture and well-being.During the Award Ceremony, the World Cultural Council will grant special acknowledgements to several distinguished Finnish young scholars who have achieved outstanding performance in science and education.

The University of Helsinki is Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution and is renowned as an innovative centre of science and thought. Since 1640, it has contributed to the establishment of a more just society, which is today considered one of the most equitable in the world. The university’s multidisciplinary academic community tackles problems that affect all reaches of society and the world as a whole.

These values are fully aligned with the vision of the World Cultural Council, which seeks to contribute to a culture that inspires the inhabitants of this planet to join together towards a better world, respecting differences between people, promoting progress and celebrating the achievements of human creativity.

Since 1984 the World Cultural Council has held a yearly Award Ceremony granting prizes to outstanding scientists, educators and artists whose breakthroughs in the fields of knowledge, learning and research have contributed to the cultural enrichment of mankind. The prizes additionally commend the qualities inspired by the awardees as role models, encouraging young generations to join forces to overcome the challenges of our current civilization.

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2024 Event Location

McGill University, Canada

Event Website

McGill University

You can find additional information about the event on the McGill University 2024 WCC Awards website