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Building leadership in trade

We recognize that to advance sustainable global trade, we need to invest in informing and training the people engaged in trade. Our educational initiatives reach students, educators and professionals around the world, helping them to develop, teach and implement pragmatic solutions to lead the next stage of sustainable global trade.

Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Leader RMIT MGT

Master of Global Trade

Developed together with RMIT University in Vietnam, the Master of Global Trade seeks to bridge the talent gap between university and the workplace. The curriculum is designed by employers, for employers, and provides practical, real-world learning within the framework of globally recognized academic rigor.

We partner with top global trade companies who send their staff to this course to develop their next-generation leadership talent.

About the Master of Global Trade

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Scholarships for master’s programs

Building local talent with a global mindset is essential for advancing sustainable global trade in Asia. We grant scholarships to several leading institutions, including INSEAD, University of Auckland, Hong Kong Baptist University, Georgetown University, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Applications now open for LSE Executive Global Master’s in Management.

Explore our scholarships


Short courses

We offer several timely and compelling short courses for students and seasoned professionals. In partnership with leading educational institutions, such as the National University of Singapore and the National Press Foundation, our courses give participants a deeper understanding of the forces transforming the global trade ecosystem throughout Asia and beyond.

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Trade Educators Hub

Trade is central to our daily lives, influencing countries’ foreign policy, how and where goods and services are produced, and is a strategic tool in shaping long-term competitive advantage.

Whether you are teaching trade, business, political science, history or journalism, our Trade Educators Hub will help you demystify for your students the workings of global trade through fact-based, quality articles, white papers, videos and events.

explore our educators hub

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Individuals who have benefited from our Global Trade Leader Program are invited to join the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association. It was established to create a community of individuals committed to advancing sustainable global trade and to help provide opportunities for lifelong learning through mentoring, professional development, training and knowledge sharing among Hinrich Foundation alumni.

The association also serves to nurture the future leaders for the Hinrich Foundation.

meet our alumni