Qatar Foundationâ€™s WISE Prize for Education 2012
The Qatar Foundationâ€™s 2012 Wise (World Innovation Summit for Education) Prize for Education, Science and Community Development recognizes an individual or team of up to six people for an outstanding, world-class contribution to education.
It is presented at the WISE Summit which is the annually heldÂ three-day event in Doha, Qatar, brings together over 1,000 top decision-makers, thought-leaders, practitioners and education stakeholders from a wide variety of sectors and more than 100 countries to seek innovative solutions to todayâ€™s educational challenges and to share best practices.
The WISE Prize is enhancing the status of education by giving it similar prestige to other areas for which major international awards exist such as science, literature, peace and economics.
The Laureate receives an award of $500,000 (US) and a gold medal.
Nominations are invited from individuals and institutions with a demonstrable commitment to education, such as universities, schools, colleges, teachersâ€™ organizations, research facilities, international organizations, governments, the media and private corporations.