The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honour those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of humankind.
The Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford is pleased to host the Kyoto Prize Laureates in Oxford each year. The inaugural Oxford events will take place on 9 and 10 May 2017. We will hold discussions and celebratory events, as well as hosting content online.
Dr Kazuo Inamori will be speaking to an invited audience on the topic 'From a Society of Greed to a Society of Altruism'. The talk will be livestreamed in both English and Japanese. This will be available on the Blavatnik School of Government YouTube channel and also on the homepage of this website.
If the greatest enemies of humankind in the 20th century were infectious diseases, cancer has clearly become the major foe in the 21st century. Acquired immunity holds the keys to overcoming both of these difficult medical challenges. Dr Honjo presents the fortuitous developments that he has experienced during his time as a researcher, leading to the discovery that PD-1 inhibition could be…...more
Age is the only category of discrimination that includes all humans. However, ageing people are stigmatised in popular culture and discourse, and regarded with a disgust closely linked to fear. Dr Nussbaum argues that stigma against the ageing is a social problem, producing unhappiness and injustice such as discrimination in employment and social interactions, not to mention what she calls a ‘…...more
For Dr Kanade, good research derives from solving real-world problems and delivering useful results to society. As a roboticist, he participated in developing a wide range of computer-vision systems and autonomous robots, including human-face recognition, autonomously-driven cars, computer-assisted surgical robots, robot helicopters, biological live cell tracking through a microscope, and…...more
Dr Inamori shares his thoughts on the philosophy behind the Kyoto Prize, and on the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.
Highlights from the 2016 Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony held in Kyoto, Japan, on 10th November.
The Inamori Foundation announced the laureates of the 2016 Kyoto Prize.
The Kyoto Prize Lectures on 11th November 2015, held in Kyoto, Japan.
The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony on 10th November 2015, held in Kyoto, Japan.