Global Leadership

The School strives to instill a sense of global citizenship and to nurture outstanding youth leaders for the development of Hong Kong and the world beyond. It hopes to enable them to see Hong Kong and mainland China within the wider context of international issues by organizing collaboration between them and global leaders. The School is part of sustainable leadership development for local young leaders who can overcome regional and global challenges by initiating projects of the good of society. It aims are:
  • To develop in youth the vision, leadership skills and determination needed to make positive change
  • To build global connectivity between youth
  • To encourage well-informed citizenship of the world in outstanding youth leaders

Key Achievements



Hong Kong young people participated

of participants recommended others to join


Global Leaders from 30 Countries and Regions since 2016 are invited

Featured Programmes

Summer School for Global Leadership

This intensive summer education programme aims to create a culturally diverse learning environment for the participants and therefore to present them the best learning experience. It offers a unique curriculum combining “Exclusive Visits” to corporates, start-ups and the community, and “Interactive Workshops” that address a range of global issues.

Leaders to Leaders

With prominent local guest leaders since 2004, Leaders to Leaders is now featuring upcoming young Hong Kong and overseas leaders who interact with local young leaders and bring inspirations with co-creation. This project aims at connecting global young leaders with Hong Kong young leaders. Each year, 9-12 Global Leaders recognised by World Bank, United Nations, One Young World, Forbes 30 under 30, Global Shapers and other well-known international institutes will be invited to provide face-to-face training and cocreation project for young leaders in Hong Kong. 

Global Seminar

As the bi-annual global flagship programme of the School of Global Leadership, the Global Seminar collaborates with The Aspen Institute in 2021 with the theme “New Leadership, Globalisation and Personal Elevation” designed to equip Hong Kong’s rising talents aged 25-40, across the public, private and civil society sectors, with higher self-awareness, authenticity as well as decision-making abilities, sharpening their tools in organising and aligning diverse value systems in organisations to prepare for the upcoming social challenges in the post-pandemic era.   

Pre-University Pilot programme

In response to the rapid rise in demands for global leadership underlined by the COVID-19 pandemic, a brand new series of the Global Speaker Programme joins forces with CUHK Global Studies Programme to nurture our future young global leaders by cultivating a global mindset, gaining a deeper understanding of global issues and harnessing connection to the world beyond borders through different learning modes while meeting the international teaching professionals of CUHK. 

Leaders Foundation Programme

The programme aims to nurture local students with the knowledge, ability and values as global citizens to overcome regional and international challenges and serve the community. Activities include a mix of live webinars and self-paced learning with quizzes. 

Our Partners/Alumni

Nicholas Chan

Participant of Summer School of Global Leadership

The Summer School is eye-opening. It gave me not only a chance to communicate with people around the world, but also a direction on how to build a better world as individual. 

Cynthia Lam

Overseas Apprentice selected by Lucky Iron Fish, Canada

Cynthia Lam (Overseas Apprentice selected by Lucky Iron Fish, Canada) I am very grateful to be chosen by Lucky Iron Fish to be an overseas apprentice with them. It has been a great experience with Leaders to Leaders program because just through these few days we got to talk to these global leaders and learn so much about entrepreneurship, impact assessment. It has been a very rewarding experience.


CoFounder of The Biz Nation, Columbia

Leaders to Leaders is truely an inspiring amazing experience, like I must say I have been in many programs around the world, but this one is different. It is disruptive, it is innovative. Every workshop is different, is dynamic and is active. Learning is huge, it is a significant experience for every young person who wishes to become a significant and impactful leader in the community.

Chebet LESAN

Founder of BrightGreen Renewable Energy, Kenya

What has been specifically amazing for me has been dealing with different students, who have different dreams, desires, solutions that they want to work on, startups, ideas. Sharing my journey with them has been absolutely amazing, and also seeing how smart and intelligent the students of Hong Kong are. It has completely changed my view on what the future is going to be, if this is the kind of people who are going to be leading us tomorrow, then I think we are in for a treat.