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.

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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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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Hong Kong 2018 – City University of Hong Kong

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 Jean-Pierre Changeux, Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at the Institut Pasteur and Collège de France, where he was Chair of

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Netherlands 2017 – Leiden University

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 November 2017 at the Pieterskerk Leiden. Professor Omar M. Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley,

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Latvia 2016 – Riga Technical University

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 held in conjunction with the celebrations of the 154th anniversary of Riga Technical University.

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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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Finland 2014 – Aalto University

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 the framework of the conference “The Impact of Universities on Economic Growth”. Two prestigious

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Singapore 2013 – Nanyang Technical University

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 of the leading Asian seats of learning, within the framework of the World Academic

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Denmark 2012 – Aarhus University

Date: 18 April 2012 Place of Ceremony: The Main Hall Host Institution: Aarhus University Host Country: Aarhus, Denmark (Aarhus, Denmark. April 18, 2012). The World Cultural Council celebrated it´s 29th Award Ceremony at Aarhus University, within the framework of the conference Excellence Revisited – the Value of Excellence. The conference

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Estonia 2011 – University of Tartu

Date: 10 November 2011 Place of Ceremony: Assembly Hall Host Institution: University of Tartu Host Country: Tartu, Estonia (Tartu, Estonia November 10, 2011). The World Cultural Council celebrated it’s 28th Award Ceremony with the host of the University of Tartu. Professor Geoffrey Alan Ozin, Canada Research Chair and Distinguished University

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2023 Event Location

Event Website

University of Helsinki

You can find additional information about the event on the University of Helsinki 2023 WCC Awards website