"It is our aim that this Prize should raise global awareness of the crucial role of education in all societies, and create a platform for innovative and practical solutions that might help alleviate some of the challenges which education faces around the world.”
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation.
Established in 2011 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the WISE Prize for Education is the first distinction of its kind to recognize an individual or a team for an outstanding, world-class contribution to education. The WISE Prize for Education raises the status of education by giving it similar prestige to other areas for which international prizes exist --such as literature, peace, and economics.
The WISE Prize for Education Laureate, announced at the global biennial summit’s Opening Plenary Session, receives a gold medal and $500,000 (US).
The WISE Prize for Education Laureates are inspiring role models for all those concerned with building the future of education as the foundation for a more secure, prosperous, and sustainable world. To learn more about the previous WISE Prize laureates please visit Laureates by year page.