BANGALORE: The search has begun for an individual, or group — to become the next Laureate of the WISE prize for education. This initiative is aimed to recognise world-class contributors in the field of education at a similar level to other major prizes for science, literature, peace or economics.
The WISE Prize for education which is now in its second year pays tribute to those in whose achievements have had a significant and lasting impact upon education at any level and demonstrate an inspiring and visionary approach.
Commenting on the search for the 2012 WISE Prize Laureate, WISE chairman Dr Abdulla bin Ali Al- Thani, said, “I hope that the nominations will cover the entire scope of what education can bring to the world, from an outstanding contributor to academic research to an on-the-ground practitioner whose work has benefited many.” Professor Jeffrey D Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA, commented, “Whoever the 2012 Laureate proves to be, will take a step further in raising global awareness of the importance and potential of innovation in education.” WISE is inviting nominations from individuals and institutions with a commitment to education, such as universities, schools, colleges, teachers’ organisations, research facilities, international organisations, governments, private corporations and the media.
The closing date for nominations is March 31. To nominate a candidate for the prize or for further information about WISE and the WISE Prize, please visit: www.wise-qatar.org