The 5th World Laureates Forum was held in Shanghai on Nov. 6 and 7. It was joined by over 60 top foreign scientists from some 20 countries and regions in 12 time zones, as well as more than 30 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.
The WLA Prize awarded at the 5th World Laureates Forum provides each winner receiving a reward of 10 million yuan (about $1.38 million).
The 2022 WLA Prize in Computer Science or Mathematics went to American computer scientist Michael I. Jordan.
Shanghai is a fertile ground for international scientific cooperation. As of 2021, the municipality was home to 516 R&D centers of foreign companies and five representative offices of international science and technology organizations. About 1/3 of the foreigners with permanent residence live and work in Shanghai, and the city has issued about a quarter of China’s total work permits for foreigners.
The permanent venue of the World Laureates Forum, located by the Dishui Lake in Shanghai, was put into use on Nov. 4.