Academy for Sustainable Communities


The Academy for Sustainable Communities (the Academy) was established by the Policy for Sustainability Lab in 2018 with a vision to become a regional knowledge exchange platform to disseminate knowledge of sustainability and incubate a new generation of change agents for sustainability. The Academy offers curriculum-based courses, cooperate trainings, seminars, forums and field-based activities covering sustainability-related knowledge and skill sets specified under the three Labs of the Center.

The Academy adopts a holistic learning strategy and provides students with ample experiential activities to learn and master the knowledge of sustainability issues. Our teaching team comprises of local and international experts and some of our courses and programmes are offered in collaboration with non-governmental organisations and professional associations who are at the forefront of pursuing sustainable development.

Sustainable Communities Fellowship Scheme

Course graduates and activity participants of the Academy are eligible to join the Sustainable Communities Fellowship Scheme. The Scheme offers a platform for committed individuals to join force in the pursuit of community-based sustainability and facilitates experience sharing across different disciplines and sectors. Fellows would enjoy privileges in enrolling in courses and activities organised by the Centre for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG) at The University of Hong Kong.

Fellows would enjoy the following exclusive privileges –
  • Priority Pass: to gain priority in enrolling in courses and events, including funding schemes, incubation activities organised by the CCSG-HKU. An upcoming activity is Sustainability Hackathon 2020 of HSBC Rural Sustainability to be launched in mid-August this year;
  • Networking Access: to offer regular opportunities to meet with high calibre advocates and leaders across a broad range of industries in sustainability arena; allow you to make valuable connections with peers, share knowledge and discover new opportunities in your profession/interests; and
  • Latest News: to receive our newest information on activities and publications in sustainability conveniently through email.  

Be part of us and let’s build a resilient and sustainable community together! To apply, please complete the application form.

Courses and educational activities

The Academy offers an array of learning activities, including curriculum-based programmes, academic lectures, skill development training workshops and learning by doing internship for trainers and learners in various sectors of the society who has a vision for a sustainable future. The Academy also develops a series of e-cases and e-studies for online learning on different aspects crucial for the attainment of sustainability. 

Learning activities include:

Short Courses
Short Courses
Short Courses
Learning by Doing Workshops
Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning