About the School
The HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) is a leading provider in the field of lifelong education in Hong Kong and functions as the University’s extension arm. HKU SPACE works closely with the University to offer opportunities to the local community for personal and career advancement through programmes of professional and continuing education.
The University manages the affairs of the School through a non-profit-making company limited by guarantee which has a Board of Directors that draws its members from the University itself and from the wider community. The School’s academic programmes are monitored by the University Senate through the Board for Continuing and Professional Education and Lifelong Learning. The Director of the School is the Chief Executive Officer to whom all staff report.
Internally, the School has a Collegiate organisation. The wide range of part-time courses (over 40 subject groups) is allocated among three Colleges – Humanities and Law, Business and Finance, Life Sciences and Technology, and a Division of Chinese Medicine. There are also a number of centres.
Full-time courses come under the Community College, which has a Principal and also includes the Centre for Degree Programmes. The Principal also heads the HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) which is a joint venture with a leading charitable association, the Po Leung Kuk.
The Institute for China Business (ICB) coordinates the School's programmes offered in Mainland China.
HKU SPACE collaborates with a wide range of academic institutions globally (in the UK, Australia, the USA, Mainland China and Hong Kong). The School will continue to explore opportunities for further cooperation with reputable institutions, both local and overseas, in order to offer a greater variety of high quality and relevant programmes to students.
A characteristic of the School is its network of downtown campuses and learning centres through which it takes the University to the people. The School has developed an e-learning platform, SOUL 2.0, to provide support to its learners. SOUL mobile learning services are also provided to support students and teachers for ubiquitous learning.