About the School
The HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) is Hong Kong’s leading provider in the field of lifelong education 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.
Internally, the School has a Collegiate organisation. The wide range of part-time courses (over 40 subject groups) is allocated among three colleges and the Division of Chinese Medicine that report to the Director.
Full-time courses come under the Community College, which has a Principal who reports to the Director and also includes the Centre for Degree Programmes. The HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College (HPCC) 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. There are a number of other centres.
HKU SPACE is also privileged to collaborate with over 60 institutions drawn from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas (principally the UK, the USA and Australia). 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.