The ҹѰ donates over £2m to three recipients

July 2021

The ҹѰ has confirmed funding for three new grants to further the Foundation’s mission to support education, communities, and the pursuit of knowledge. The latest recipients are The Courtauld Institute, Fudan University, and the Oxford Internet Institute.

A donation of £150,000 has been awarded to The Courtauld Institute to support the Van Gogh Self-Portraits Exhibition. The exhibition, which is due to open in London in February 2022, will be the largest collection of Van Gogh’s self-portraits ever held in one space and will be held in the new Denise Coates Exhibition Galleries. 

Fudan University has been awarded a $1,200,000 grant to fund an international placement programme for doctoral students studying topics in humanities and social sciences. The programme will provide those who would otherwise have not been able to study abroad with the opportunity to do so, in turn supporting and enriching their educational experience.

A third grant of £700,000 has been awarded for the next three years to the Oxford Internet Institute, to continue to support its programme of Adolescent Wellbeing in the Digital Age. This award extends the initial gift of £663,000 which has supported Prof. Andy Przybylski and his team in conducting data-rich studies into the effect of social media and gaming use on adolescent wellbeing.

Yan Huo, the founder of The ҹѰ, said: “The Foundation is delighted to award these new grants which will all play a role in furthering our society’s collective knowledge”

Further information

The Courtauld Institute 

The Courtauld Institute of Art, based in Somerset House in London, is a self-governing college of the University of London, specialising in the study of the history of art and conservation. It is among the most prestigious specialist colleges for the study of the history of art in the world. The art collection is known particularly for its French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and is housed in The Courtauld Gallery. For more information: 

Fudan University 

Fudan University, founded in 1905 is a major public research university in Shanghai, China.For the past hundred years, Fudan has made significant contributions to the development of the country, the rejuvenation of the nation, the well-being of the society, and the advance of national education, science, medicine, and technology.For more information:

Oxford Internet Institute 

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is a multi-disciplinary department of social and computer science dedicated to the study of information, communication, and technology, and is part of the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford. Founded in 2001, OII has tracked the Internet’s development and use, aiming to shed light on individual, collective, and institutional behaviour online. The department brings together academics from a wide range of disciplines including political science, sociology, geography, economics, philosophy, physics, and psychology. For more information: