HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
The HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) is a private post-secondary education institution in Hong Kong. The School is a private subsidiary of the publicly funded University of Hong Kong. The School specializes in professional education, as well as providing degree-awarding courses in partnership with overseas universities.
|Department of Extra-Mural Studies|
|Type||Private nonprofit higher education institution limited by guarantee|
|Established||21 May 1957|
in British Hong Kong
|The University of Hong Kong|
|Chairman||Professor Edward K Y Chen|
|Director||Professor William K M LEE (李經文教授)|
|HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education|
In the early 1950s, it became apparent that there was a need for further education opportunities in the colony. The findings of the Keswick Report (1952) and the Jennings-Logan Report (1953) provided recommendations to the colonial government to establish a new department aimed at providing adult-education programmes. On 21 May 1957, HKU established the Department of Extra-Mural Studies with an enrollment of 330 students. Part of the purpose of the Department was to develop and run courses to meet the needs of the growing colony of Hong Kong. These included library studies in response to the opening of the first library in the territory, and housing management to cope with the growing housing crises which plagued the colony in the 1960s.
The Department was renamed the School of Professional and Continuing Education in January 1992. This change elevated its status with relation to its parent organisation, giving it financial autonomy, and allowing it more freedom to make decisions related to the programmes out offered.
HKU SPACE operates out of a number of small locations spread across Hong Kong, currently:
|Name||Chinese name||Photo||Address||Student enrollment||Notes|
|Admiralty Learning Centre||金鐘教學中心||2/F & 3/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty|
|CITA Learning Centre||製衣業訓練局教學中心||63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay|
|Cyberport Learning Centre||數碼港教學中心||Level 5, Cyberport 1, 100 Cyberport Road|
|Fortress Tower Learning Centre||北角城教學中心||1/F, 4/F, 10/F, 14/F, 19/F & 22/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point|
|Graduate House Learning Centre||研究生堂教學中心||Level P6 (Room P601 & P602), Graduate House, No. 3 University Drive, The University of Hong Kong|
|HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) Campus||港大保良何鴻燊社區書院||66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay|
|Island East Campus||港島東分校||494 King's Road, North Point|
|Kowloon East Campus||九龍東分校||28 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay|
|United Learning Centre||統一教學中心||6/F & 34/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway|
HKU SPACE also oversees a number of subsidiary educational organisations, such as the HKU SPACE Community College (established in 2000), the HKU SPACE International College (established in 2003), and the HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (established in 2006).