HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

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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.

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HKU SPACE logo on the side of a building at the HKU main campus.
Former name
Department of Extra-Mural Studies
TypePrivate nonprofit higher education institution limited by guarantee
Established21 May 1957; 63 years ago (1957-05-21)
in  British Hong Kong
Parent institution
The University of Hong Kong
ChairmanProfessor Edward K Y Chen
DirectorProfessor William K M LEE (李經文教授)
Academic staff
870 (full-time)
1,900 (part-time)
Students87,211 (2017/18)
Room 304, 3/F, T T Tsui Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam
WebsiteOfficial website
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HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
Traditional Chinese香港大學專業進修學院


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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[2]


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 Community College Campus.
HKU SPACE International College Campus.

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).


  1. ^ "Prospectus - HKU Extra-Mural Studies". University of Hong Kong Department of Extra-Mural Studies. hdl:10722/54785. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b "ABOUT >> Milestones". Official website. HKU SPACE. Retrieved 9 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)