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Global Leader Experience Programme

What if the world’s greatest challenges were in your hands?

Join a Global Leader Experience (GLE) Programme and develop your ability to lead from a truly global perspective. Organized and led by Common Purpose, a global leadership development organization that specializes in cross-boundary leadership, the GLE will explore a major world challenge “How do we ensure technological innovation drives societal as well as economic value in cities?”

Why should you take part?

  • Develop your leadership skills and grow cultural intelligence (the ability to cross boundaries and thrive in multiple cultures)
  • Adapt and thrive in new environments
  • Build new networks locally and globally with fellow students, contributors and leading employers
  • Learn and practice the skills required to quickly understand and navigate complexity

Students will meet with visionary leaders from global businesses, governments and international not-for-profit organizations from:

  • Asia Business Council
  • Hong Kong Planning Department
  • Hong Kong Red Cross
  • Pathfinders
  • Schneider Electric
  • Teach4HK

To view the promotional flyer, click here.


Session 1 will run for 4 days on June 17-20, 2019.

50 students from Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham will take part in the programme on the campus of HKU. Students from HKU will have the opportunity to mingle with the visiting students from the UK as well as to participate in the GLE.

Session 2 will run for 4 days on August 27-30, 2019.

A total of 100 students from local universities will take part in the programme on the campus of HKU.

Full-day workshops including city visits and workshops will be run during the above periods.


The schedule for 2019 will be available in June. Click here to view the schedule for 2018.


Students from all disciplines in all years of study who possess good English communications skills are welcome to apply.

Quota for HKU Students

Session 1: 25

Session 2: 50

Application Period

Applications are now accepted until the following deadlines:

  • Session 1: 12:00 noon, May 6 (Monday)
  • Session 2: 12:00 noon, June 10 (Monday)

Selection interview may be conducted. Please complete the online application form by clicking here before the deadlines.

Programme Fee

HKU students will participate in all the programme activities for free. Lunch will be provided during the programme. A deposit of $200 will be required at the time of acceptance of offer. The deposit is refundable upon completion of the programme.


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