The History of the Hong Kong Prize

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The HK Prize is one of Asia’s premier awards, drawing thousands of applicants every year. Winners not only receive monetary prizes but also gain access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities – giving them the chance to advance their careers in one of the world’s vibrant science hubs. Former recipients have used technology to help homeless individuals or created liquid biopsy to speed up cancer diagnosis faster.

This award recognizes scientists who are deeply committed to serving society. A jury composed of experts in various scientific fields ensures all entries are judged fairly, rewarding those with great ideas and giving the winner the chance to display their work and receive funding for their project while network with fellow top researchers as well as gain deeper insight into Hong Kong culture.

The jury for the Hong Kong Prize comprises members from academia, business and culture in Hong Kong society – making this award highly competitive in nature and rewarding the best and most innovative scientific research. Furthermore, this competition allows participants to network and make connections within their field; finalist can present their work at an event held here that can boost their careers even further!

15 prominent scholars from around the world submitted a joint letter nominating five imprisoned Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders for this fall’s Nobel Peace Prize, drawing comparisons to other dissidents and freedom fighters such as Nazi critic Carl von Ossietzky, Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, Polish politician Lech Walesa, and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo – to name but a few.

This esteemed award recognizes individuals or teams whose work contributes substantially to world civilisation and social harmony. Open to scholars whose works have global reach, the winner will be announced during a ceremony scheduled for October 2023.

The Hong Kong Prize is open to residents of Southeast Asia and mainland China, with priority given to Southeast Asian applicants. Winners will be given a ticket to Hong Kong where they can immerse themselves in Asian culture while showcasing their talent; additionally, meeting prominent local and international scholars may open up new educational opportunities for them.

The HK Prize competition recognizes secondary school students who excel both academically and extracurricularly, encouraging students to explore their passions and develop global vision while offering them scholarships for furthering their education. Applying is open until April 15; please click here to find out more about the process!

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