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The WCC annually organizes an Award Ceremony at which the awards are conferred. Each ceremony is held in a different country with a renowned university or academic institute acting as host.

In rewarding outstanding individuals, the World Cultural Council pays tribute to their significant and remarkable achievements and to the inspiration that they bring as role models for a new generation.

Institutions that wish additional information about hosting a Ceremony should contact the Secretary General.

38th WCC Award ceremony at University of Helsinki.

Helsinki 2023 – University of Helsinki

Date: 2-3 November 2023 Place of Ceremony: Great Hall Host Institution: University of Helsinki Host Country: Finland Video of the 2023 Award Ceremony Science Award Professor Christoph Gerber, Department of Physics and Swiss Nano Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland, has been selected as the winner of the Albert Einstein World

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2022 Award Ceremony at the University of Coimbra.

Portugal 2022 – University of Coimbra

Date: 29-30 November 2022 Place of Ceremony: Great Hall of Acts, “Sala dos Capelos” Host Institution: University of Coimbra Host Country: Portugal Video of the 2022 Award Ceremony Programme November 29, 2022 Welcome Note by Amílcar Falcão, Rector of the University of Coimbra Special Lecture by Professor Victoria M. Kaspi Winner

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2019 Award Ceremony at the University of Tsukuba, musical performance with woodwinds.

Tsukuba 2019 – University of Tsukuba

Date: 3-4 October 2019 Place of Ceremony: Main Convention Hall Host Institution: University of Tsukuba Host Country: Japan Video of the 2019 Award Ceremony Programme October 3, 2019 Special Lecture by Professor Sir Colin BlakemorePresident, World Cultural Council“One Health: the Future Challenge for Medical Research” October 4, 2019 10:00 AM

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2018 ceremony at City University of Hong Kong, featuring speakers on stage

Hong Kong 2018 – City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Choi Yuk-lin Under Secretary for Education, HKSAR Government delivering her address at the 35th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony, Hong Kong, 8 November 2018 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

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Leiden University hosting the 2017 WCC award ceremony.

Netherlands 2017 – Leiden University

Master of Ceremonies, professor Ewine van Dishoeck final worlds at the 34th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony, The Netherlands, 8 November 2017. Date: 8 November 2017 Place of Ceremony: Pieterskers Leiden Host Institution: Leiden University Host Country: Leiden, The Netherlands The 34rd Award Ceremony took place on Wednesday 8th of

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2016 ceremony at Riga Technical University, showing a formal event setting.

Latvia 2016 – Riga Technical University

Academic Procession at the 33th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony, Latvia, 14 October 2016. Date: 14 October 2016 Place of Ceremony: Ziedonis Hall, National Library of Latvia Host Institution: Riga Technical University Host Country: Riga, Latvia The 33rd Award Ceremony took place on Friday 14th of October 2016. It was

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Ceremony at the University of Dundee in 2015 with attendees in academic regalia.

Scotland 2015 – University of Dundee

Date: 19 November 2015 Place of Ceremony: Caird Hall, Dundee Host Institution: University of Dundee Host Country: Scotland, UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mP4gCLd_cU&feature=emb_imp_woythttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zu5-8Q6xgU&feature=emb_imp_woyt Gallery

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2014 award ceremony at Aalto University, with a stage set for speakers.

Finland 2014 – Aalto University

World Cultural Council 31st Award Ceremony, Great Hall, Aalto University, Finland, 17 November 2014. Date: 17 November 2014 Place of Ceremony: A Hall Host Institution: Aalto University Host Country: Finland (Espoo, Finland November 17, 2014). The World Cultural Council celebrated its 31st Anniversary with the host of Aalto University in

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Nanyang Technical University hosting the 2013 WCC event."

Singapore 2013 – Nanyang Technical University

Panoramic view of the 30th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony, Singapore, 02 October 2013 Date: 02 October 2013 Place of Ceremony: Nanyang Auditorium Host Institution: Nanyang Technological University Host Country: Singapore (Singapore, Singapore. October 2, 2013). The World Cultural Council celebrated it’s 30th Award Ceremony at Nanyang Technological University, one

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2012 WCC ceremony at Aarhus University, with attendees and speakers on stage.

Denmark 2012 – Aarhus University

Fom left: Professor Mette Thunø, Jean-Pierre Swings, Professor Brian Bech Nielsen, Jussi Nuorteva, Professor Edmond H. Fischer, Maestro José Estrada, Dr. Esteban M. Wild and Martha Barcena Coqui members of the presidium at the 29th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony, Denmark, 18 April 2012 Date: 18 April 2012 Place of

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McGill University, Canada

Event Website

McGill University

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