UNESCO Science Prize

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UNESCO Science Prize
Awarded for "an outstanding contribution made to the technological development of a developing member state or region through the application of scientific and technological research (particularly in the fields of education, engineering and industrial development)"[1]
Presented by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
First awarded 1968

The UNESCO Science Prize is a biennial scientific prize awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to "a person or group of persons for an outstanding contribution they have made to the technological development of a developing member state or region through the application of scientific and technological research (particularly in the fields of education, engineering and industrial development)."[1]

The candidates for the Science Prize are proposed to the Director-General of UNESCO by the governments of member states or by non-governmental organizations. All proposals are judged by a panel of six scientists and engineers. The prize consists of US$ $15,000, an Albert Einstein Silver Medal, and is awarded in odd years to coincide with UNESCO's General Conference.[1]

Past Laureates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The 2003 UNESCO Science Prize has been awarded to Professor Somchart Soponronnarit from Thailand". UNESCO. 2003. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "UNESCO Science Prize: List of prize winners". UNESCO. 2001. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Prizes awarded at World Science Forum". UNESCO. 2005-11-13. Retrieved 2009-07-07.