Academia Sinica to be Responsible for the Nomination and Selection
of the International Awards
TAIPEI (January 28, 2013) — The Tang Prize Foundation has been officially established in Taiwan. The foundation has signed a contract with the country’s highest research institution, Academia Sinica, which will be responsible for the nomination and selection for prizes in four categories: Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology (excluding literary works), and Rule of Law. By recognizing the most original and influential work in these four fields, it is hoped that the Tang Prize will help promote first-class research to spur human development.
The Tang Prize Foundation was established by Dr. Samuel Yin with a donation of NT$3 billion (around US$102,000,000). Dr. Yin said, “Setting up the Tang Prize has been one of my biggest dreams. I hope that the prize will encourage more research that is beneficial to the world and humankind, promote Chinese culture, and make the world a better place.”