Established in 2015 in Hong Kong, ICA("International Chinese Academy Education Foundation") is a new-generation private educational organisation dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence. With an aim to advance the development of a new paradigm of premium education, and the fusion of traditional Chinese principles and modern Western systems in the contemporary global setting. Founded and led by distinguished international experienced and innovative educators from Hong Kong, China and UK, ICA seeks to be part of the intellectual growth of the young generation as they develop into all-rounded citizens. ICA also aims to revitalise and globalise traditional Chinese culture to cope with Hong Kong and Greater China’s ascendancy on the global stage.


ICA’s initiatives include building and operating schools and institutions inspired by Oxbridge and Chinese academics (書院), scholastic think-tanks, scholarships and sponsorships, cultural endowments, as well as conducting high-level academic researches that integrate traditional academic wisdom with established global educational perspectives and methodologies into a new holistic paradigm.


ICA works with its Founding Corporate Affiliate, Norton House Education, on strategic development, fund-raising, universities partnerships, educational research, institutions establishment, development and management. Besides building an innovative environment, ICA also aims to bring positive social changes to society by leading local and international projects to facilitate global cultural exchanges by partnering with international institutions, such as global top universities' faculties and colleges, and Confucius Hall, in developing new schools, such as Chinese Academy (now registered). ICA has commenced significant annual donations to establish scholarships and sponsorships at these related education institutions.


The Chinese name of ICA, Jìn Dé (晉德), represents the Foundation’s commitment to and perseverance for the best education.  The Chinese word “Jìn” is one of the 64 archetypes from the ancient Chinese classic Yìjīng. With the meaning of “progress”, “Jìn” symbolizes individuals who excel with their intelligence, wisdom and talents. The word “Dé”, literally meaning “virtues”, comes from the saying “The virtuous bears duties onerous” in the Yìjīng, to indicate that persons (gentlemen 君子) who are virtuous, broad-minded and knowledgeable are trusted with major responsibilities. “Jìn” and “Dé” are our goals for the remarkable young leaders of the future.

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