about the world cultural council







The WCC was created by 124 distinguished personalities from the five continents.

The World Cultural Council (WCC) is an international organization founded in Mexico in 1981. The members of the Council are eminent global scientists and personalities and include numerous Nobel laureates. The objectives of the WCC are to promote scholarship, art and culture while fostering fraternity among people, nations and governments, based on mutual respect for ideology, religion, race and gender.

One of the means of achieving these objectives is 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 individuals or organizations whose work has had a significant and positive impact on the cultural enrichment of humankind. 

The WCC annually organizes an Award Ceremony at which these recognitions are conferred. Each ceremony is held in a different country with a renowned university or academic institute acting as host.

In rewarding outstanding individuals, the World Cultural Council pays tribute to their remarkable achievements as well as their relentless persistence. Their hard-earned breakthroughs in the fields of knowledge, learning and creativity have rendered an invaluable service to mankind.

Since its foundation in 1981, the dedicated work of our members has produced a long list of distinguished award-winners, selected on the basis of a careful evaluation of their merits.

37th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony

The University of Coimbra (UC) and the World Cultural Council (WCC) are extremely pleased to announce that the 37th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony will be held at UC on November 29-30, 2022. Special lectures, including those by the laureates, will be given on November 29 and the award ceremony will take place on November 30.

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