2023 Oxford Global Summit for Young Leaders (China·Shanghai)
2023 Summer Oxford Global Summit for Young Leaders (China·Shanghai)
OGSYL Week: Jul.17th - Jul.24th, 2023 (8 days) Organizer：Oxford Global
Engage with mentors and speakers from the University of Oxford and industry experts
Official support by Oxford Global with an official Certificate of Completion
Diverse social activities to develop students' social skills
University-level projects and outcomes
Oxford Global Summit for Young Leaders is organized by Oxford Global, an institution consisting of a group of students and alumni of the University of Oxford, promoting equal access to high-quality educational conferences and summits. The team hails from all over the globe and consists of scientists, engineers, linguists, lawyers, classicists, philosophers, and economists. Each year 6,700 young people from over 40 countries around the world participate in educational conferences and summits organized by Oxford Global. They are the organizer of Oxford MUN conference as well.
Oxford Global Summit for Young Leaders is a unique international educational event aimed at developing the skills required to become future leaders and innovative thinkers. We believe it's hard for ambitious youth to find important challenges to work on, become passionate about, and dedicate themselves to. As such, we teach the skills, provide mentors and guidance, and create a collaborative environment to help young leaders tackle the pressing challenges of tomorrow. During the 8 days, students will be immersed in a program of keynote speeches, lectures and workshops designed to motivate and stimulate students from across the disciplines to become critical thinkers.
In 2022, ASDAN China reached a partnership with Oxford Global to open a high-quality academic summit for outstanding Chinese students. In the summer of 2023, the time and space barrier was broken by moving the previous online model to offline. The first offline version of Oxford Global Summit for Young Leaders (China) will be held in Shanghai.
Optional Topics（Select One）
Introduction to computational immunology
Have you ever wondered how our immune system evolves to better target pathogens in order to protect us from infections while minimizing the probability of developing autoimmune diseases? One of the key answers involves the germinal centre reactions, a foundational concept in vaccine immunology! In this stream, we will explore how some of the key immune cells collaborate to orchestrate effective antibody responses against viruses.. In addition, we will learn how to use R programming language to investigate different different types of cells important in immune responses.
Virtual economies and currencies: economics for the 21st century
Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, algorithm... The advent of the internet has brought a whole new dimension to economics, which has created interest and apprehension in the markets. Join us in this course exploring the limits and possibilities of virtual economies, the digitalisation of assets and money, and how they relate to more established parts of our international economic system.
Introduction to Materials Science: Application of Semiconductor Materials in Photovoltaic Devices
Solar cells are electronic devices that convert sunlight into electricity. The materials used in solar cells, which are usually made of silicon, a common element found in sand. The most basic type of solar cell is made of a single layer of silicon, which is known as a monocrystalline cell. This type of cell is made from a single, pure crystal of silicon, and is very efficient at converting sunlight into electricity, but there are other more advanced types as well. In this course, students will be introduced to the principles of materials science through studying semiconductor materials properties, the advanced characterisations, and limits in different materials. By learning through this course, the student will gain a deeper understanding of the development of photovoltaic techniques and photovoltaic materials.
Math modeling for real life problems
Budgets, volcanic eruptions, and the collision of whales into ships. What do all these things have in common? There are mathematical models to understand and find solutions for them. In this course, students will learn how to construct and apply mathematical modelling to problems and develop an understanding of this extremely useful tool.
Introduction to computer science: its applications in life sciences and beyond
We often hear a lot about artificial intelligence, robots, and the future of technology. In this course, you will learn about machine learning, which can be defined as the capability of machines to imitate human behavior. Through discussions on modeling, programming and ethics, this course will introduce you to new ideas in computer science. No programming knowledge is required.
The evergrowing applications of chemistry in the world of sustainability
Join us in exploring the elements that make up our world. In this course, you will learn more about analytical chemistry – by understanding how to quantify, separate and identify matter. These methods and analyses are part of some of the cutting-edge research being done nowadays, such as DNA sequencing, chip manufacturing and nanotechnology.
An introduction to neuroscience
This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the tenets of neuroscience, the science behind the nervous system. Through this course, you will learn about how processes such as learning, memory and behavior are being studied in the brain, and all the ways in which this discipline challenges and innovates the field of biomedical science.
The attention economy: psychology of social media
We use social media everyday - from Myspace to TikTok, the field has been part of our lives since the early 2000s and has grown with the advent of smartphones. But do we know how it works, why do we enjoy it so much? In this course, we explore biological, cognitive and behavioral concepts of psychology by looking at social media, understanding why it's so compelling and how it relates to us.
Previous Stream Leaders
Principal of Hertford College
Principal of Hertford CollegeTom Fletcher became Principal of Hertford College in September 2020. He was previously the foreign policy adviser to three UK Prime Ministers (2007-11) and the UK’s Ambassador to Lebanon (2011-15). Tom led a review of British diplomacy for the UK Foreign Office in 2016, and on the future of the United Nations for the UN Secretary General in 2017.
Prof. Jeroen Bergmann
Lecturer at Christ Church at the University of Oxford
Prof. Jeroen Bergmann
Lecturer at Christ Church at the University of OxfordProfessor Bergmann is the Director of the Natural Interactions Lab at the University of Oxford, a Lecturer at Christ Church, and Director of the Oxford Biodesign Healthcare Innovation Programme. His research interest is in developing new preventative and assistive technologies that allows for more natural interactions. He has extensive experiences in engineering, entrepreneurship, business and management.
Prof. Harvey Whitehouse
Professorial fellow of Magdalen College at the University of Oxford
Prof. Harvey Whitehouse
Professorial fellow of Magdalen College at the University of OxfordProfessor Whitehouse is generally regarded as one of the founders of the cognitive science of religion field. He is well known for his theory of ‘modes of religiosity’, which explains how the frequency and emotional intensity of collective rituals influence the scale and structure of religious organisations. Professor Whitehouse is also a founding director of Seshat: Global History Databank, a large, international, multidisciplinary team of evolutionary scientists, historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, economists, and other social scientists.
Prof. Alexandre Caldas
Chief of Country Outreach, Technology and Innovation Branch at the UNEP
Prof. Alexandre Caldas
Chief of Country Outreach, Technology and Innovation Branch at the UNEPProfessor Caldas was a Faculty Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute from April 2004 up until October 2005, and has become a Research Associate of the OII since 2006. He is an economist and completed his PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies at SPRU, University of Sussex. He has also served as International Advisor for the Foundation for Science and Technology, European Union and African Union, as Administrator Head of Unit at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, as Director of eGovernment in the Portuguese Prime Minister’s Office.
Prof. Daniel Bulte
Associate Professor in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford
Prof. Daniel Bulte
Associate Professor in Engineering Science at the University of OxfordProfessor Bulte is an MRI physicist and an Associate Professor in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He is based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and has worked at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) for over 10 years, and the University of Toronto before that. He is passionate about teaching and outreach and has won numerous awards for his teaching.
PhD in Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
PhD in Department of Psychiatry, University of OxfordHaving been awarded a Master of Arts with Honours of the First Class in Psychology and Neuroscience, Graham pursued a career in psychological research. Graham havs worked across many different topics in psychology, publishing papers in papers in areas ranging from the psychology of religion, the social psychology of bullying, and metascience. Graham am currently researching the links between heart health and brain health in ageing populations and how it pertains to risk for dementia caused by Alzheimer's Disease.
Tutor in Engineering at Wadham College
Tutor in Engineering at Wadham CollegeSimranjeet is a researcher in Engineering Science (Aerospace), and a tutor in Engineering at Wadham College. His research looks at what happens to aircraft engine blades after they are subject to high velocity impact, and risks of engine failure. Besides his work at the University of Oxford, He is also an engineering consultant for Rolls Royce plc.
Dr. Helen Sword
Professor of Humanities at the University of Auckland
Dr. Helen Sword
Professor of Humanities at the University of AucklandDr. Helen Sword is a poet, scholar and international expert on academic, professional, and creative writing across the disciplines. Currently a Professor of Humanities at the University of Auckland, Dr Sword has published several books on academic writing, including Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard UP, 2012) and, more recently, Air & Light & Time and Space: How Successful Academics Write (Harvard UP, 2017).
Dr. Wenchuan Wu
Graduate tutor at the NDCN at the University of Oxford
Dr. Wenchuan Wu
Graduate tutor at the NDCN at the University of OxfordWenchuan is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) at the University of Oxford. Previously, he obtained his DPhil in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Physics at the University of Oxford, a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. His work involves developing novel methods for acquiring, reconstructing and analysing MRI images. His most recent work, which is based on machine learning techniques, won a top prize at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in May 2018.
Gemma Jane Owen
Researcher and tutor at the University of Oxford
Gemma Jane Owen
Researcher and tutor at the University of OxfordGemma is a researcher and tutor at Oxford, and her research focuses on the development of cholangiocarcinoma. Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare cancer of the bile ducts – her research focuses on the interaction between healthy, normal bile duct cells and cancerous bile duct cells. She hold a first class BSc in Biomedical Sciences and a distinction in MRes Advanced Biological Sciences from the University of Southampton. She has presented my research at conferences both nationally and internationally.
Researcher at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford
Researcher at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of OxfordEloise Cross, a researcher at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford and a tutor at the university as well. Her current research focuses on characterising liver cells after they have been treated with different compositions of fats.
Organizer of Oxford Global
Organizer of Oxford GlobalJoana is a DPhil Candidate at Wadham College, researching gender violence in Brazil. They have a First Class BA in International Relations from the University of Sussex, and an MSt in Women’s Studies from the University of Oxford, in which they achieved a distinction on their dissertation. Besides their PhD, Joana teaches at the Sarah Lawrence and Stanford programmes at Oxford, and writes for a variety of media outlets. Joana has been involved in MUN for over a decade, beginning as a delegate, and then as a chair and organiser.
Each academic area will be led by a Stream Leader who is experienced in teaching at University of Oxford, and who may also invite experts in the field to share some of the content as guest lecturers. The lectures are mainly conducted in the form of small group lectures, and after the lecture program, there will be several rounds of group discussions to ensure the students' digestion of the knowledge. The depth and difficulty of the academic content of the summit is basically at the Oxford undergraduate level. The academic tutors will assign academic tasks to the students for pre/review every day to ensure the progress of the academic lectures.
The tutorial system originated from Oxford University in the 14th century. Since its inception, it has been regarded as one of the most effective and valuable teaching systems and has been described as the 'jewel in the crown' of British education. Tutorial teaching allows you the freedom to push yourself academically and direct your own learning. OGSYL offers stream tutorials to students in all academic areas. Students will break into small teams. Each stream leader will lead 2-3 TAs who will challenge and help students with their outcomes, like the Oxford tutorial session. Each academic team will have daily one-on-one communication with the TA to ensure their research process.
- Oxford application: Key elements of Oxford admissions, and helping maximize chances of success.
- Academic writing: How to efficiently complete a qualified essay that meets undergraduate academic standards?
- Academic Presentation: Facing the high frequency of academic presentation, how to combine academic content and presentation skills to give a fabulous academic presentation.
- Study skills at university: How to study better, read better, take notes, how to reserach.
*Some topics are subject to change. Final topics will be decided by Oxford Global and Stream Leader
The summit is oriented towards completing a project work at the undergraduate level with a problem-solving learning model. Stream leader gives out awards to the top 2-3 teams in each stream. The best projects will be invited to contribute to the academic journal of the summit.
1 hour each day, each stream leaves one project tutor behind to help students with their questions on the taught content.
Essay Excellence Award
July 17th - July 24th, 2023 (8 days)
No more than 30 seats per topic
Engineering | Mathematics | Physics | Statistics
Economics | Computer Science | Biology | Biomedicine
Chemistry | Psychology | Biochemistry | Law
High school students
How to apply
- Method 1：Meet any of the following conditions
1. Students who get A or above in ASDAN EPQ;
2. Global or National awards in ASDAN Science, Economics, Finance and Business assessments and challenges
3. IELTS 6 or TOEFL 80 level, and A or above in relevant subjects
- Method 2：Recommendations from invited partner schools
- Method 3：If the student does not meet the above criteria, the student needs to submit a school transcript, a recommendation letter from the subject teachers in school, and be interviewed in English by ASDAN China