The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program is an interdisciplinary global leadership development initiative for mid-career professionals with a strong interest and track record in public policy.  It aims to nurture future leaders and create influencers with a deeper understanding of global issues from Asian perspectives.

The program is directed and administered by Asia Global Institute (AGI) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), a multidisciplinary institute which aims to bring Asian perspectives to global issues. AGI provides platforms for leaders to explore timely and critical issues in an informed and objective manner.  Its research and programs are supported by international academics, practitioners and policymakers in Asia and beyond. Fellows will have opportunities to interact with these global thinkers and thought leaders via AGI’s network.

The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program is carried out under the overall supervision of Professor Zhiwu Chen, Chair Professor of Finance and Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics and Director of AGI at HKU. 

Program Structure: 

The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program accepts up to 16 participants for each annual cohort. Primarily based in Hong Kong, it is a 13-week residential program.

  • Lectures by Scholars and Seasoned Leaders: 
    Weekly lectures and discussion sessions by academic, policy, business and civil society leaders from Hong Kong and around the world.
  • Organizational Visits and Networking Opportunities: 
    Local visits to different organizations to interact with leaders from all walks of life.
  • Study Tours to Asian Capitals: 
    Study trips to different cities in mainland China and/or other Asian cities to gain first-hand experience in Asian cultures and perspectives.
  • Leadership Skills Training: 
    Training on a broad range of leadership skills by top professionals.
  • Knowledge Crossover with HK Community at Large: 
    Ample opportunities to share knowledge and expertise through different platforms on and beyond HKU campus.
  • Mentorship of HKU Undergraduates:
    Fellows will provide mentorship and career counselling to HKU undergraduates and host lectures and seminars for knowledge exchange. 
  • Intra-Fellows Seminars: 
    Weekly sessions for mutual learning and exchange among fellows.
  • Policy Research: 
    A policy research project on a topic of his/her choice is required of each fellow. Personalized guidance will be provided.

The program provides:

  • A monthly stipend to help with living costs in Hong Kong 
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Expenses for study tours

All admitted fellows need to cover their travel expenses to and from Hong Kong.

A limited travel fund is available for fellows who can under no circumstances support their travel to Hong Kong or need to apply for a partial subsidy. 

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