About Fung Scholars

Welcome to the Fung Scholars Global Network and a special welcome to the new cohort of Fung Scholars and Fung Fellows of year 2017-18! We are an international network consisting of young graduates from Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, USA, UK, Japan, Bangladesh and Turkey. Through this platform, we hope it enables you, as a Fung Scholar or Fung Fellow, to expand your network with other Fung Scholars and Fung Fellows worldwide.

 

Fung Scholars Programme

The Fung Scholars Programme aims to nurture future world leaders through supporting university students to experience different cultures and environments early in their career.

Background: In 2006, the Programme was established to commemorate the centenary of the Fung Group (formerly known as Li & Fung Group) by the Victor and William Fung Foundation. The Fung Scholarship recipients are known as Fung Scholars for undergraduates and Fung Fellows for postgraduates. 

The leaders of the Foundation believe that with the increasing trend of globalization, graduates with international outlook and experience of diverse cultures and environments would be the human capital critical to the continuous progress of a society. It was with this conviction, the Fung Scholarship was established to support university students to experience learning, communicating and networking outside their own culture.

The Fung Scholars Programme is currently operating in Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, USA, UK, Japan, Bangladesh and Turkey.

Victor and Willian Fung Foundation LTD

The Victor and William Fung Foundation aims to promote leadership development, through scholarships, fellowships and educational programmes in partnership with universities, and thought leadership, through research and innovation, with think-tanks and tertiary education institutions. 

Background: Victor and William Fung Foundation was established in 2006 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Fung Group. It is funded personally by Dr Victor Fung, Group Chairman, and Dr William Fung, Group Deputy Chairman of the Fung Group.

Fung Holdings (1937) Limited, a privately-held business entity headquartered in Hong Kong, is the major shareholder of the Fung Group of companies, whose core businesses are engaged in trading, logistics, distribution and specialty retailing, including controlling interests in publicly-listed Li & Fung Limited (SEHK: 00494), Global Brands Group Holding Limited (SEHK: 00787), Convenience Retail Asia Limited (SEHK: 00831) and Trinity Limited (SEHK: 00891).

Local Chapters

Local Nodes linking up the Global Network:
City-based local chapters are established to provide a localized platform for Fung Scholars in different cities on ideas exchange and give back to their communities.

The following local chapters have been established.

Eventually, local chapters would be established in every of the main cities where Fung Scholars are connected to build up common experiences.