APRU Undergraduate Leaders’ Programme 2023

Leadership for Sustainable Cities Development
at The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Programme Dates

25 June to 6 July 2023

Number of Participants

60 undergraduate students from across APRU member universities


  • Full-time undergraduate students, except final year students in 2022–23, from all disciplines currently registered at an APRU member university are welcome.
  • Have a good command of English.
  • Each APRU member university may nominate up to five students for the programme. Students may check with their home institutions or CUHK (apruulp2023@cuhk.edu.hk) for the nomination procedure.

Programme Activities

  • Lectures and workshops by academics, industry experts and NGO leaders
  • Field trips to learn about the sustainability efforts in Hong Kong
  • Group projects to design innovative solutions to complex issues of sustainability in the Pacific Rim
  • Eye-opening and fun-filled cultural activities to immerse in the local culture
  • Social activities to make friends with peers from around the world


Up to 10 scholarships of HK$8,000 (US$1,020) each will be awarded to strong candidates who will serve as student leaders during the programme.


A certificate will be issued to each participant upon successful completion of the programme.

Tentative Programme


25 Jun
Welcome and orientation
26 Jun
Lecture, field trip and group work
27-30 Jun
1 Jul
Free day
2 Jul
Lecture, field trip and group work
3-4 Jul
Presentation and closing ceremony
5 Jul
6 Jul

Travel to Hong Kong

Sustainable Travel Tips for APRU ULP 2023@CUHK

Book your trip with a sustainable tour operator

Take the bus or train wherever possible and try to carpool

Fly with an airline that is investing into biofuels

Bring your own water bottles in advance. Refill locations can be accessed via ‘CUHK Mobile’ app

Pack reusable mugs, lunchboxes and cutlery

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