Tuesday 5 October 2010

2011 World Youth Leaders Forum, Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), a partner university of The University of Manchester, is holding a World Youth Leaders Forum from 20 to 22 July 2011 in Hong Kong for approx. 100 participants.  Undergraduate students from any discipline area are eligible to submit abstracts for consideration.  The successful nominee(s) from The University of Manchester will be sponsored by CUHK.

The Forum has the following objectives:

 (i)             To provide a platform to university students worldwide to exchange views on topics of regional or global interest;

(ii)             To promote cross-cultural exposure and friendship;

(iii)           To foster social responsibility and concerns on regional or global issues; and

(iv)           To nurture a sense of global inter-dependence.

The theme in 2011 is 'Reshaping the Post-Crisis World Order'. The global financial crisis in previous years has had severe impacts on the entire world. CUHK are eager to listen to original and creative ideas from young leaders across the continents on the theme and its related issues.

Nominees must meet the following criteria for consideration:

(i)            Be undergraduates in their second year of study or above;

(i)              With outstanding academic performance (an academic average of at least 65%), with vision and leadership potential;

(ii)             Interested in global and local issues, and eager to consider solutions;

(iii)           Respectful and appreciative of others' values and beliefs.

Students who are accepted for participation will be provided with free meals and accommodation during the Forum, as well as subsidized airfare/ transportation.  For further information, please refer to the e-leaflet of the Forum <> . Please read this information carefully.  The e-leaflet explains the format of the abstract that is required as part of the selection process.

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