About Us

About the Institute

The Institute for Youth Sustainability Leadership (IYSL) at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong aspires to be one of Hong Kong’s major initiatives for mobilising young people to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) through youth education and empowerment. The Institute aims to be a hub sharing knowledge, expertise, and resources of sustainability development with various stakeholders in the wider community.


Vision and Missions

  2. 1. Vision

The IYSL aspires to be one of Hong Kong’s major initiatives for mobilising young people to achieve the UN’s SDGs through youth education and empowerment.  Our vision is to help execute the SDG 4.7 to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development by 2030.  Based on the strong track records of sustainability development at HSUHK, we seek to transform the youth from passive bystanders to problem-solvers and shapers of the sustainable future.  


  1. 2. Missions

– Provide a broad range of educational projects for a diverse community of learners and teachers to increase their knowledge of the challenges affecting sustainable development in Hong Kong, in the region and in the world as a whole.

– Encourage the youth to motivate themselves to become problem-solvers and future shapers to address the United Nation’s 17 sustainable development goals for attaining a sustainable future.

– Provide a powerful platform for young people to voice their opinions and create a community of individuals to build peaceful and sustainable societies together.

– Expand the teaching capacity of teachers, helping them to master pedagogy for sustainable development.

– Share knowledge with the community by making the knowledge, expertise, and resources accumulated by the project accessible to all to widen its influence in Hong Kong.


Our Management Committee

Chairman and Institute Director



Institute Associate Director (Youth Education)




Institute Associate Director (Youth Empowerment)





Dr Chi Kit CHAN

Associate Professor, School of Communication

Associate Master, Mosaic College

Dr Holly Ho Ying CHUNG

Senior Lecturer, Department of English, School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Director (Teaching and Learning Enhancement), Centre for Teaching and Learning

Associate Head of Honours Academy


Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Science, School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Master, Evergreen College


Dr Sai Cheong SIU

Associate Professor, School of Translation

Dr Jeffrey Sai Yau SIU

Assistant Professor, School of Translation

Dr Howard Zhaoxun SONG

Associate Professor, School of Communication

Master, Evergreen College

Dr Eugene Yin Cheung WONG

Associate Professor, Department of Supply Chain and Information Management, School of Decision Sciences  

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by United Nations

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) include:

Goal 1 – No Poverty

Goal 2 – Zero Hunger

Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-being

Goal 4 – Quality Education

Goal 5 – Gender Equality

Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 10 – Reduced Inequality

Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 13 – Climate Action

Goal 14 – Life Below Water

Goal 15 – Life on Land

Goal 16 – Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Goal 17 – Partnerships to achieve the Goal