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Building leadership in trade

Our education initiatives, tools and open-source content help trade students, educators and professionals worldwide to develop, teach and implement pragmatic solutions to lead the next stage of sustainable global trade.

Why do we work to advance trade education? Hinrich Foundation Chairman, Merle Hinrich, explains in this short video.


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International Trade Rankings

Through the Rankings, the Hinrich Foundation supports students to identify programs that will secure them employment and accelerate their trade careers, enables companies to hire work-ready talent, and provides universities with comparability, recognition and the means to enhance their global trade programs.

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For Students

We offer a suite of free tools and resources for students to start or advance their careers in global trade:

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The Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association (HFAA) is a growing community of professionals who have received Global Trade Leader scholarships from the Hinrich Foundation. They are committed to applying their passion and influence to advance sustainable trade.

Through the HFAA, our alumni stay connected, learn and develop professionally so that they can lead their sectors and improve our global community.

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Global Trade Leader scholarship recipients