Welcome by the President

On behalf of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK), I take great pleasure in welcoming you to the Honours Academy (HA), an incubator for future servant leaders.

As a pioneering and visionary private university, HSUHK established the HA in 2020, the first and only of its kind initiated by a Hong Kong higher education institution. Extending on the University’s unique “Liberal + Professional” education model, HA aims to nurture high-achieving, high-potential and highly motivated students to become outstanding public leaders, who can direct positive changes in the local and global communities.

Adhering to this mission, each year HA welcomes a cohort of around 20 rigorously-selected year-two undergraduate students to go through a three-year extra journey of focused leadership training. It comprises an innovative, interdisciplinary and policy-oriented curriculum as well as diversified experiential development opportunities. I would like to show special gratitude to our HA Professional Fellows, who are prestigious leaders from various sectors, serving as mentors of our HA students. Also, I sincerely appreciate our devoted faculty members who act as HA Academic Fellows, offering independent research supervision to HA students.

With the joint efforts from HSUHK staff and leaders from the community, I believe our HA Students will take the lead to make a better world.

Professor Simon Ho