Message from HKU Horizons Office

Calling for Applications: U21 Global Citizenship (Closing date: September 17, 2020)

Dear students

Universitas 21 (U21) will offer an online leadership development course entitled “U21 Global Citizenship” to nurture student innovators who are passionate about tackling the global issues as outlined in the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. HKU as a member university in the U21 network will select up to 75 students to participate in the U21 Global Citizenship course to be delivered on October 3-25.

What’s in the U21 Global Citizenship for you?

  • Connect and discuss global issues with students around the world
  • Meet like-minded individuals to develop ideas for social change
  • Experience international cooperation and leadership
  • Explore ideas for the U21 RISE competition with a chance to win funding for a social enterprise innovation

Delivered by Common Purpose, a global not-for-profit oranisation that specializes in cross-boundary leadership, the course will consist of a minimum of 9 hours of learning across 3 weeks of online engagement.

Participants having completed the course will receive a U21/Common Purpose micro-credential and badge which they may display on their LinkedIn profiles.

Students from all years of study and disciplines are welcome to submit an application by filling in this online form ( by 10am, September 17, 2020. Selection interviews will take place on September 21-24.

For more details on the U21 Global Citizenship, please click here.

For enquiries, please contact us by email at

HKU Horizons