Tang Prize winners arrive in Taiwan for award ceremony

American geneticist Jennifer Doudna and Canadian Louise Arbour, a former United Nations high commissioner for human rights, arrived in Taiwan early Thursday for the second Tang Prize award ceremony scheduled for Sept. 25.

Arbour is this year's Tang Prize winner in rule of law, while Doudna is a co-winner in biopharmaceutical science.

The Tang Prize was founded by Taiwanese entrepreneur Samuel Yin in 2012 to complement the Nobel Prize and recognize achievements in the fields of sustainable development, biopharmaceutical science, Sinology and the rule of law.

The first Tang Prizes were awarded in 2014.

The laureates in each of the four prize categories will either individually receive or share (if there is more than one winner in the category) a cash prize of NT$40 million (US$1.27 million) and a research grant of up to NT$10 million to be used within five years.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel