Kyoto Prize at Oxford

This year the Kyoto Prize at Oxford takes place on 7–8 May 2024.

The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honour those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of humankind. The awards are held annually in November in Kyoto, Japan. The Laureates travel to Oxford in the following May for the Kyoto Prize at Oxford, hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

Last year's lectures are available to watch on our YouTube channel

The Blavatnik School of Government and the Inamori Foundation find a shared purpose in inspiring, educating and connecting individuals who strive for the greater good of society.

Laureates

Ryuzo Yanagimachi portrait
Ryuzo Yanagimachi
Advanced Technology
Elliott H. Lieb portrait
Elliott H. Lieb
Basic Sciences
Nalini Malani portrait
Nalini Malani
Arts and Philosophy
Ryuzo Yanagimachi portrait

Ryuzo Yanagimachi

Advanced Technology

Ryuzo Yanagimachi, a pioneer in assisted fertilization technologies, demonstrated a method for in vitro fertilization in mammals, expanded insights into the fertilisation process, and further established microinsemination technology by developing and innovating the intracytoplasmic sperm injection. He has made significant contributions to the development of essential assisted reproductive technologies in modern society through both basic research and technological development.

Elliott H. Lieb portrait

Elliott H. Lieb

Basic Sciences

An intellectual giant in the field of mathematical sciences, Elliott H. Lieb, primarily through his achievements in many-body physics, established a foundation for mathematical research in fields such as physics, chemistry, and quantum information science. His contributions to the development of mathematical analysis are significant.

Nalini Malani portrait

Nalini Malani

Arts and Philosophy

Nalini Malani, widely considered the pioneer of video art in India, has created phantasmagorical spaces with approachable art forms using various media such as videos, paintings, drawings, and installations, and pioneered artistic expression that brings the voices of the voiceless to more people. She is active globally as an artist from the Global South, contributing greatly to current trends reconsidering Western centrism in art.