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2016 Tang Prize Schedule

2016 Tang Prize Schedule

Taiwanese multibillionaire gives Scripps Research $12.8M

Samuel Yin, a Taiwanese multibillionaire, has donated $12.8 million to the financially strapped Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla to help build a major laboratory complex.
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Norway’s Iron Lady Gro Harlem Brundtland honoured with Zayed Future Energy Prize

Looking back to the macho world of politics in the 1980s, it is worth recalling that there was, in fact, more than one Iron Lady.

And in Gro Harlem Brundtland, Britain’s Margaret Thatcher met a formidable political opponent who could match her for steely determination and feminine wiles.

The former Norwegian prime minister and director of the World Health Organisation..

Education and Sustainability Essential to Change, says UW Continuing Education Dean

Sustainable development was on the discussion board today at the Tang Prize Foundation when Foundation CEO Jenn-Chuan Chern met with Jeffrey Russell, Dean of the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Russell visited the Foundation offices Monday, January 4, to discuss the Tang Prize, sustainable development, and education.
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Brundtland Praises Tang Prize Presence at COP21

Dubbed the “Godmother of Sustainable Development,” recipient of the inaugural Tang Prize in that field, Gro Harlem Brundtland was in Paris this December 6-7 to observe the progress of negotiations at COP21, the 21st instance of the UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties. Notwithstanding her busy schedule, Brundtland visited with Tang Prize CEO Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern and the Tang Prize team at its stand at the civil society area on Monday, December 7...

Sustainability Central to Tang Prize and COP21

COP21 has been called by many the most crucial event for sustainability in recent years due to the potential of a 2-plus-degree rise in global temperatures. Aside from the official discussions on this serious matter taking place at the Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, civil society members were also given a voice at the COP21 civil society area, or the “Climate Generations Area,” located in the west wing of the exhibition complex.
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Award-winner praises Tang Prize for focus on sustainability

Paris, Dec. 7 (CNA) The first winner of the Tang Prize for sustainable development, Gro Harlem Brundtland, praised the prize's organizer for raising awareness of sustainability while visiting its exhibit at the United Nations' 2015 climate conference in Paris on Monday.
The former prime minister of Norway, dubbed the "godmother of sustainable development," credited the awards, established in 2012 by Taiwanese entrepreneur Samuel Yin...

New Backpacks for Milgis Trust Scouts

Looking to raise awareness of ecological protection, inaugural Tang Prize laureate in the Sustainable Development field Gro Harlem Brundtland donated her US$0.33 million grant to the Milgis Trust of northern Kenya, where the organization fights for the wildlife of the area, spotting poachers, protecting water resources, and preserving the local cultures such as the Samburu.
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Tang Prize Joins Global Call for Action at COP21

The UNFCCC will hold the 21st instance of its Conference of Parties (commonly known as "the climate conference") this year in Paris from November 30 through December 11, where the much-anticipated objective is a legally binding agreement among the world’s leaders. Already, we are seeing many nations offering their support on issues like renewables, emissions reduction, fossil fuel subsidies, and, most pertinent—climate change. The agreements reached in Paris...

An Interview with Gro Harlem-Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway

What would be your advice for students who are passionate about public health, women’s rights and other issues and who want to engage in policy-making and are thinking about a career in politics?

It is that you go somewhere where you think you can make a difference and where you can work with others to make things happen, to inspire others...
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Sachs Sees Principle of Ubuntu as Focus of Sustainability and Poverty

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) held its annual meeting this November 18, 2015, in Vienna, Austria. The meeting, which opened with speeches from academy presidents Bai Chunli and the Federal President of Austria Heinz Fischer, was attended by over 300 academicians representing 60 countries. Albie Sachs, the inaugural Tang Prize Laureate in Rule of Law, was invited by the academy to deliver the keynote speech on sustainable development and poverty.

Taitung high school wins Tang Prize competition

TAIPEI-The Tang Prize Foundation announced the winner of its creation competition for high school students, with Taitung's KungTung Technical Senior High School (公東高工) garnering the top award for its innovative invention that conveys the spirit of sustainable development.
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Tang Prize--On the Road to Paris

Since COP21 Paris is just around the corner, the Tang Prize will be releasing a special edition of the Tang Prize Newsletter focusing on sustainable development and COP21 on November 16. Subscribers to the newsletter will have a chance to win a souvenir from Kyoto University.

Albie Sachs Calls for Equitable Sustainability at TWAS

Inaugural Tang Prize laureate in Rule of Law and former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Albie Sachs is set to speak at The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) annual meeting this week, November 18, 2015. His talk will reflect the central theme of the academy’s 26th General Meeting, sustainability in fields such as agriculture and food, science and technology, and poverty reduction.
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Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) Hopeful for Tang Prize

On October 30 the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) Vladimir Kvardakov visited the Tang Prize Foundation along with the head of the Department of Projects in Physics Aleksandr Akhmanov and the head of the Goal-Oriented Research Department Elena Rudtskaya. They were met by Tang Prize Foundation CEO Jenn-Chuan Chern, who introduced them to the Tang Prize....

Tang Prize CEO at SSMS Symposium Calls for Disaster Resilience

Tang Prize CEO Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern, also current president of the Society for Social Management Systems (SSMS), recently participated in the 10th annual SSMS symposium on the theme "Resilient Region, Resilient City." The meeting ran from Oct. 26-27 in Bantung, Indonesia, and saw over 150 participants from 10 countries. The mission of SSMS is "to make a practical contribution to the improvement of social systems" ....
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ANU Centre for China in the World Talks Sinology and Sustainability

Newly-appointed Director of the ANU Centre on China in the World (CIW) Dr. Benjamin Penny visited the Tang Prize Foundation this October 6 to talk sustainable development and sinology.

Nearly a year previous, on October 16, 2014, Penny and company visited the Foundation offices to speak on the core values of the CIW, with special attention...

Tang Prize Gains Awareness in Germany, World

The October 8 edition of the German newsweekly Die Zeit recently published an infographic comparing the academic prizes of the world. The Hamburg-based publication has a readership near 2 million, and is one of the top news publications in Germany, the other being Der Spiegel. The international award infographic (linked below) is color and size-coded for the fields and amount awarded. The Tang Prize, shown center-left, is described as "a biennial prize based out of Taiwan that is given in four categories: Sinology...
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