Mission and vision

Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced ​Development

The Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development's core objective is to promote reformation of higher education in China and the world. To accomplish this goal, the Institute conducts cutting-edge research on leadership and education, and hold the Leadership Excellence Programme based on the explorations and practice of XJTLU. ILEAD is devoted to building a powerful network amongst leading researchers, educators and practitioners. It distinguishes itself from other institutions through its two-way cooperation. ILEAD enhances leadership practice with training courses informed by research, while interactions with leading practitioners support its research.


In order to realise theory-based practice and practice-based theory, the Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development will achieve the following:

  • Carry out advanced research on leadership and education
  • Explore and disseminate a new model for higher education in the new era
  • Enhance the leadership of higher education practitioners.


ILEAD is expected to bridge the theory and practice, and create wisdom and knowledge regarding leadership and education by connecting people from diverse backgrounds.