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Advancing sustainable global trade

The Hinrich Foundation is a unique Asia-based philanthropic organization that works to advance mutually beneficial and sustainable global trade through research and educational programs.

About the foundation

Understanding global trade

Original research, strategic insights and quick analysis that offer a better understanding of key global trade trends and issues.

Digital trade

Why the world needs open data

Data has become indispensable to economic growth. As a critical asset for a future that is set to be digital, proper governance of data holds the key to unlocking solutions for many economic and social issues. To understand the significance of open data, our latest infographic looks at the value of data flows and restrictions that are in place.

Education programs

Master’s degree scholarships and short courses for trade business professionals, media and policymakers that provide the practical knowledge and tools to advance sustainable global trade.


RMIT University Master of Global Trade

The Master of Global Trade is a 12-course, 15-month Master’s degree that develops students’ expertise on all aspects of global trade, from business and logistics management to international strategy, and equip them with essential technical and soft skills to excel in their fields. The Master of Global Trade represents a pioneer effort between a philanthropic organization, industry partnerships and academia to achieve the mutual goal: advance sustainable global trade through education and talent development.

Resources, support, and recognition for journalists

Objective analysis of trade trends and issues, short-courses, Masters in International Journalism Studies (MAIJS) scholarships and an award for distinguished reporting on trade.

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In the news

Media come to us for fresh thinking and deep analysis into the issues impacting global trade outcomes. Read our recent experts’ commentaries. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.