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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019 ASIAGLOBAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019 ASIAGLOBAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Asia Global Institute is now inviting applications for its 2020 AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, an interdisciplinary and intensive leadership development initiative designed for mid-career professionals from around the world. Check out the program highlights.

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The Fellows visited the Hong Kong Observatory to learn more about its work and operations in providing meteorological and geophysical services in Hong Kong, such as forecasting weather, issuing warnings on weather-related hazards, and assessing radiation levels. Besides understanding how the Hong Kong Observatory serves the needs of the public, the Fellows also learned how the data gathered could be applied in the shipping, aviation, industrial and engineering sectors.


The Fellows visited the HKU Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) and met with its director, Dr. Florian Knothe, who introduced how the UMAG uses its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions to accomplish scholarly projects. The UMAG also disseminates knowledge on traditional, modern and contemporary art to enrich the academic, cultural and artistic communities regionally, locally and worldwide.



During their study trip to India, the Fellows met Dr. Rajiv Kumar, vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog think tank of the Indian government. The NITI Aayog aims to actively involve Indian states in a shared vision of national development priorities, design strategic and long-term policies and program frameworks to foster federalism, and pay special attention to sections of Indian society that may be at risk of not benefiting from economic progress.

Dr. Rajiv Kumar took over as vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog, in the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister, late 2017. He has wide experience in the government, academia, and the industrial sector as well as in multilateral institutions. 


The Fellows met with Lt Gen S. L. Narasimhan during their study trip India to discuss the country’s foreign relations, including India-China relations.

Lt Gen S. L. Narasimhan has been awarded four times for his outstanding contributions to the Indian Army by the president of India. He is currently a member of the National Security Advisory Board of India. He served as the Defence Attaché in the Embassy of India in China for three years. His expertise spans international relations, the economy and subjects related to Chinese defence. He has taken part in many Track II dialogues both in India and abroad.


The Fellows visited an Apollo hospital during their study trip to India. Apollo Hospitals is a well-known chain of hospitals in India that demonstrates best practice in infrastructure, technology and medical services provided in a developing country.  


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