World Economic Forum Academy

Contextual Intelligence for Competitive Advantage

World Economic Forum Academy is the Forum's global, online learning initiative to help leaders build and maintain competitive advantage by:

  • Providing a framework to assess the contextual landscape and make the best decisions for both their organizations and society overall

  • Catalysing a diverse online global learning community of peers

  • Highlighting the most impactful and relevant transformations affecting multiple sectors

  • Collaborating with the Forum's extensive expert network

The Academy is a not-for-profit initiative, committed to improving professional leadership in the global public interest by engaging a multi-stakeholder network of business, academic, political and other leaders to deliver a world-class curriculum on global, industry and regional topics.

As World Economic Forum Academy explores new approaches to life-long learning, it will draw on the critically important mix of insights from academia, industry and government to provide leaders with the knowledge they need to get smart fast on the critical transformations affecting the future of business.

Susan Hockfield, Chair of World Economic Forum Academy; President Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The reshaping of our world requires professionals to develop a transformational mindset and constantly update their knowledge. World Economic Forum Academy contributes to the Forum's mission by providing a global audience with strategic insights on global, regional and industry developments.

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman,
World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is an International Institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. It engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Together with other stakeholders, it works to define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship. The Forum serves and builds sustained communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research networks, task forces and digital collaboration.

Established in 1971 as a not-for-profit Foundation and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests, working in close cooperation with all major international organisations. It strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.