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An Elephantine Task: Tang Prize Promotes Preservation and Sustainability in Kenya

Following the July 22 meeting and signing with the trustees and founder of the Albie Sachs Trust for Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law, the Tang Prize Foundation visited the equatorial African country of Kenya on July 26 and 27 to meet with the Milgis Trust. The Trust is the executor of the Tang Prize grant project from Gro Harlem Brundtland, the 2014 laureate in Sustainable Development, and aims to “sustain the wildlife, habitat and the pastoral peoples’ way of life in northern Kenya.”

Albie Sachs Founds Trust to Tell the Story of SA Constitution

Every two years, the Tang Prize awards the most outstanding individuals in the four fields of Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology, and Rule of Law. These individuals receive the Tang Prize Medal and Diploma, and a cash prize of NT$40 million (approx. US$1.33 million). But one thing that sets the Tang Prize apart from other academic awards is that the prize money comes with an additional NT$10 million (approx. US$330,000) grant...
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Tang Prize Foundation to begin promotion in Africa

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Tang Prize Foundation CEO Chern Jenn-chuan (陳振川) left for South Africa and Kenya on Sunday to promote the Tang Prize, Taiwan's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, through the donations of two Tang Prize laureates.

Chern and his entourage will begin by participating in the launch of the Albie Sachs Trust for Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law, a trust established by former South African... (Photo: Milgis Trust)

Tang Prize money to fund education project for women in science

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Tang Prize Foundation CEO Chern Jenn-chuan (陳振川) and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) President Su Huey-jen (蘇慧貞) signed a contract Wednesday on the school campus for using NT$5 million (US$161,103) donated by a winner of the Tang Prize to fund a project developed by NCKU to help train female scientists and research fellows from developing countries.

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Sustainable Development Brings FEIAP Members to Tang Prize Foundation

The Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) held their Third Convention in Taipei from July 5-7. As an organization whose founding was supported by UNESCO, FEIAP’s main goals are to make more and stronger connections between engineers and engineering societies in Asia, as well as promote the advancement of the practice and study of engineering throughout the region.

Tang Prize Laureate to Students:Stay Curious!

Inaugural Tang Prize Laureate in Biopharmaceutical Science Tasuku Honjo delivered a talk to an audience of 150-plus students and bioscience enthusiasts Monday (June 29) at National Taiwan University. His talk, entitled “Perseverance—Tang Prize Laureate Tasuku Honjo and his Research in Cancer Immunotherapy,” was hosted by PanSci and CommonWealth Magazine.


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台湾・唐奨受賞の本庶氏 「免疫抑制分子の研究深めたい」

Perseverance! Tang Prize Laureate Tasuku Honjo and his Research in Cancer Immunotherapy

Fundamental scientific research is often a long, arduous, and trying road—from the discovery of new mechanisms or laws, to the intense research into the details, and finally publishing the results and applications.
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Inaugural Laureate Tasuku Honjo to Deliver Tang Prize Lecture at SCBA

The 2015 Society of Chinese Bioscientistis in America (SCBA) International Symposium, a discussion forum for the world’s top minds in the biosciences, runs this year from June 26 through 29, held jointly by the Academia Sinica, the National Health Research Institute, China Medical University, National Taiwan University, and Taipei Medical University.

Tang Prize at 2015 ILA and ASIL Asia Symposium

The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law (CSIL), the International Law Association (ILA), the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and the National Chengchi University Research Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) jointly held the 2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum at the Regent Hotel in Taipei this May 26. Hosted by CSIL Director Chen Chun-I, the event also held a speech from Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou.
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Tang Prize at 2015 AAS-In-Asia

The 2015 AAS-in-ASIA Conference began this year June 22 and continued over three days of forums and discussion in the fields of Asian studies and Sinology. Held by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), the largest organization of its kind in the world, the conference drew over 600 scholars to the Academia Sinica where it was held for 2015. Thirty-three countries were represented, the biggest deposition of which was the 168-person US group. The theme for this year’s event was “Asia in Motion: Ideas, Institutions, Identities.”

Tang Prize Exhibit Back in Kaohsiung

A Tang Prize exhibition area is now open in the eastern wing of the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung, where the four prize fields and their inaugural laure-ates will be on display. A real-size gilt bronze replica of the Tang Prize medal is also on display at the museum, alongside short films on the accomplishments of the five inau-gural laureates. If you find yourself in Kaohsiung, be sure to stop by and take a look!
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ASIL/ILA Members Commend Tang Prize as Positive Influence to Today’s Youth

On May 25 and 26, 2015, the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law (CSIL) held its yearly conference in Taiwan. One of the participants in the event was the Tang Prize, who promoted the Rule of Law at the event, which is one of the four fields in which the prize is awarded. On the day following the event, the Tang Prize was visited by many of the leadership of American Society of International Law (ASIL) and International Law Association (ILA) from branches all over the world,

Lighting Ideas in Young Minds — HS Students Participate in Tang Prize Innovation Program

Young people are fountains of new ideas and fresh ways of looking at the world, and that newness is something that must be continually encouraged and nurtured. This year, 2015, the Tang Prize has been taking the Sparking Innovation—2015 Innovation in High Schools Competition into Taiwan’s campuses. Students from ten senior high schools throughout Taiwan, including Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University...
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Tang Prize teams up with high schools to launch creative program

Taipei, May 22 (CNA) The Tang Prize Foundation has teamed up with high schools in Taiwan to launch a program that is aimed at inspiring students' interest in the four fields of the award -- sustainable development, biopharmaceutical science, sinology and rule of law.

The program has invited students from 10 high schools to form teams and propose creative events that will help young people and the general public gain a better understanding

Tang Prize CEO Promotes Prize in Russia

With the double purpose of encouraging exchange in the field of engineering and promoting the Tang Prize, Tang Prize Foundation CEO Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern, joined by Director of Taiwan’s National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering Kuo-Chun Chang, and Professor of Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University Hui-Ping Tserng were met in Russia on May 13 ...
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Tokyo’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies Visits Tang Prize Foundation

In an effort to strengthen ties between Taiwan and Japan, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) of Tokyo, Japan visited the Tang Prize Foundation in Taiwan on May 14.

The Simple Power of a Hug: Albie Sachs Moves Audience with his Story

Inaugural Tang Prize Laureate in Rule of Law Albie Sachs wrapped up a week in Taiwan with an appearance at the book release talk for the Tang Prize’s new work Determined to Change: the First Tang Prize Laureates. Late on the afternoon of Saturday, May 2, Albie shared his experiences with the audience and gave each reader a signature and a memory to last a lifetime.
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