World Cultural Council

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World Cultural Council
A white dove facing to the right holding an olive branch in its beak, and the shape of the world as its background.
Abbreviation WCC
Formation 1981
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Honorary President
Sir Colin Blakemore
Website consejoculturalmundial.org

The World Cultural Council is an international organization whose goals are to promote cultural values, goodwill and philanthropy among individuals. The organization founded in 1981 and based in Mexico, has held a yearly award ceremony since 1984 by granting the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, the José Vasconcelos World Award of Education, and the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts to outstanding scientists, educators, and artists, who have contributed positively to the cultural enrichment of mankind. The members of the Council include several Nobel laureates.

Award Ceremonies[edit]

Year Award Recipients Ceremony Host Ceremony Site Ceremony Host Country Ceremony Date Special Recognitions Ref.
2014 Philip Cohen, Federico Rosei Aalto University Otakaari 1 Building, Aalto University, Espoo Finland Finland November 17, 2014 Camilla Hollanti, Katri Kauppi, Mauri Kostiainen, Matti Kuttinen, Jani Romanoff, Hele Savin [1][2][3][4]
2013 Paul Nurse, Petteri Nisunen, Tommi Grönlund Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Auditorium, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore Singapore October 2, 2013 Educational Merit Medal:Bertil Andersson. Science: Juliana Chan, David Lou Xiong Wen, Wang Qijie, Zhang Hua. Education: Jasmine Sim Boon Yee [5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
2012 Michael Grätzel, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Aarhus University The Main Hall, Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark Denmark April 18, 2012 Educational Merit Medal: Lauritz Holm-Nielsen. Science: Anders Baun, Trine Bilde, Peter Brodersen, Johan P. U. Fynbo, Anja Groth, Jakob Søndergaard Jensen, Lars Bojer Madsen, Jesper Buus Nielsen [12][13][14][15][16][17][18]
2011 Geoffrey Alan Ozin, Todd Siler University of Tartu Assembly Hall, University of Tartu, Tartu Estonia Estonia November 10, 2011 Educational Merit Medal: Alar Karis. Recognitions: Toomas Asser, Jaan Einasto, Kalle Kasemaa, Peeter Saari, Rein Taagepera, Jüri Talvet, Vaike Uibopuu, Urmas Varblane, Richard Villems [19][20][21][22][23][24]
2010 Julio Montaner, Christian Azar Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México Aula Magna Adolfo López Mateos, UAEM, Toluca Mexico Mexico December 8, 2010 [25][26][27][28][29]
2009 John T. Houghton, Marcell Jankovics University of Liège Salle Académique, University of Liège, Liège Belgium Belgium November 25, 2009 Educational Merit Medal: Bernard Rentier. Science: Jean-Marie Baland, Christophe Caucheteur, Jérôme Cornil, Vinciane Despret, Luc Henrard, Steven Laureys. Arts: Mady Andrien, Patrick Davin, Jacques Delcuvellerie, Karel Logist, Jean-Philippe Toussaint [30][31][32][33][34]
2008 Ada Yonath, William G. Bowen Princeton University Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey United States United States November 11, 2008 Science: Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, Bonnie Bassler. Education: Douglas Massey, Cornel West. [35][36][37]
2007 Fraser Stoddart, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Teatro Universitario, Campus Mederos, Monterrey Mexico Mexico November 24, 2007 Science: Germán Cisneros, María del Socorro Flores, Carlos Guerrero, Mario César Salinas, Óscar Torres. Arts: Alejandro Gómez, Adolfo Narváez, Alfonso Rangel, Ana Silvia Rodríguez, José Javier Villarreal [38][39][40][41]
2006 Ahmed Zewail, Marlene Scardamalia Instituto Politécnico Nacional Sala Manuel M. Ponce, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Mexico Mexico October 28, 2006 Science: René Drucker Colin, Octavio Paredes López, Gerardo Silverio Contreras [42][43][44][45]
2005 John Hopfield, Enrique Norten Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro Teatro de la Ciudad Fernando Soler, Saltillo Mexico Mexico November 12, 2005 Science: Atocha Aliseda Llera (UNAM), Pavel Castro Villarreal (UNAM), Miguel Mellado Bosque (UAAAN). Arts: Elsa Cross, Felipe Garrido, Pilar Rioja. [46][47]
2004 Ralph J. Cicerone, David Attenborough University of Liège Amphithéâtres de l’Europe, University of Liège, Liège Belgium Belgium November 8, 2004 Science: André Berger, Guy Brasseur, Arsène Burny, Jacques Pasteels, Marc Van Montagu. Education: Jean-Marie De Ketele, Hadelin Hainaut, Dieudonné Leclercq, Lieven Verschaeffel [48][49][50]
2003 Martin Rees, Otto Piene University of Helsinki, Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters National Library of Finland, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Finland Finland November 17, 2003 Science: Sören Illiman, Markku Kulmala, Antti Vaheri. Arts: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Hannu Kähönen, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi, Nina Roos, Henry Wuorila-Stenberg [51][52][53]
2002 Daniel H. Janzen, Jeannie Oakes Trinity College, Dublin Examination Hall, Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin Republic of Ireland Ireland November 14, 2002 [54][55]
2001 Niels Birbaumer, Edna Hibel Utrecht University Academiegebouw, Utrecht Netherlands Nederlands November 21, 2001 [56]
2000 Frank Fenner, Zafra M. Lerman University of the Witwatersrand Great Hall, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa South Africa November 1, 2000 [57]
1999 Robert Weinberg, Magdalena Abakanowicz Norwegian University of Science and Technology Main Building, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway Norway November 11, 1999 [58][59]
1998 Charles R. Goldman, Robert Yager Victoria University of Wellington Hunter Building, Wellington New Zealand New Zealand November 19, 1998 [60][61]
1997 Jean-Marie Ghuysen Chulalongkorn University Main Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand Thailand November 12, 1997 [62][63]
1996 Alec Jeffreys, Roger Gaudry University of Oxford Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution, Oxford United Kingdom United Kingdom November 23, 1996 [64]
1995 Herbert H. Jasper, Robert Rauschenberg INBA, CONACULTA Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Mexico Mexico December 16, 1995 [65]
1994 Sherwood Rowland, Joseph O´Halloran CODATA, ICSU, UNESCO Le Manège Convention Center, Chambéry France France September 19, 1994 [66][67]
1993 Ali Javan Presidencia de la República Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Mexico Mexico December 19, 1993 [68]
1992 Raymond U . Lemieux, Elliot Eisner National Research Council (Canada) Lester B. Pearson Building, Ottawa Canada Canada 1992 [69]
1991 Albrecht Fleckenstein Australian National University Chancellor's Building, ANU, Canberra Australia Australia 1991 [70]
1990 Gustav Nossal, Lev Shevrin Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Cupola Room, ETH Zürich, Zürich Switzerland Switzerland 1990 [71]
1989 Martin Kamen, Athens Acropolis Preservation Group of Greece Massachusetts Institute of Technology Edgerton Hall, MIT, Cambridge United States United States November 8, 1989 [72]
1988 Margaret Burbidge, Gilbert De Landsheere Instituto Politécnico Nacional Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Mexico Mexico November 19, 1988 [73][74]
1987 Hugh Huxley University of Heidelberg Alte Aula, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg Germany Germany November 26, 1987 [75]
1986 Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan University of Guadalajara Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara Mexico Mexico November 6, 1986 [76]
1985 Werner Stumm, Dolores Hernández Royal Institute of Technology Kollegiesalen, Stockholm Sweden Sweden November 21, 1985 [77]
1984 Ricardo Bressani World Cultural Council Auditorio San Pedro, San Pedro Garza García Mexico Mexico November 29, 1984 [78]

See also[edit]

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