HKU SPACE was awarded the ASIIN institutional accreditation seal to confirm that we fulfil the institutional, procedural and cultural requirements for good teaching and successful learning. Trust in us as your lifelong learning partner! HKU SPACE AT A GLANCE SEPTEMBER 2023 EDITION
HKU SPACE was awarded ASIIN Institutional Accreditation Seal HKU SPACE was awarded the ASIIN institutional accreditation seal as a follow up to its International Quality Review (IQR) in October 2021. The German agency, the Accreditation Agency for Study Programmes in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASIIN) confirms that HKU SPACE fulfils the institutional, procedural and cultural requirements for good teaching and successful learning as well as meeting the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) which covers 49 countries. The experts commend that “HKU SPACE's institutional leadership is particularly strong, and the institution is procedurally rigorous.” Finally the Panel concluded the HKU SPACE has a strong base to build on and promising potential to further develop as a World Class Centre of Excellence in Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning and Transnational Education. We are HKU SPACE “Lifelong Learning for a Better Future” Vision Mission Values · Supportive of our learners, our staff and our partners · Pioneering new initiatives and passionate for change · Accountable to stakeholders with professionalism and integrity · Creative and innovative in teaching and learning · Excellent in the quality of what we do to serve our communities In fulfilling the mission of The University of Hong Kong in extending lifelong learning opportunities for the community, HKU SPACE aspires to be a world-class centre of excellence for the provision of professional and continuing education in Hong Kong and the region. · Collaborate with the University and other institutions locally and globally in expanding lifelong learning opportunities for personal development, academic progression and professional and career advancement · Engage with stakeholders to deliver high quality education and training programmes to meet the needs of society in Hong Kong and the region · Be a strong advocate of lifelong learning for all to realise an educated citizenry and quality of life · Excel in the provision of professional and continuing education in Hong Kong and the region · Foster strategic partnerships locally and globally to promote international outlook and opportunities
CONTENTS P.2 History P.3 Major Milestones P.19 Staff Strength P.20 Our Alumni P.21 Learning Spaces P.14 - 16 Facts and Figures P.4 HKU SPACE Today Our Part-time Programmes · College of Business and Finance · College of Humanities and Law · College of Life Sciences and Technology Our Full-time Programmes · HKU SPACE Community College · HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College · HKU SPACE International College P.17 - 18 Our Partners Universities Professional Bodies
2 The University of Hong Kong’s Department of Extra Mural Studies (DEMS) was established in 1956/57, the first continuing education unit in a university in the region. DEMS played a significant role in the provision of lifelong learning opportunities for the wider community. In 1992, it was renamed as the School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE). The University has a recognised role in lifelong learning and, as the continuing education arm of the University, HKU SPACE fulfills this part of the University’s mission by providing learning opportunities for personal, professional and career advancement for people from all walks of life. History “Your Department [of Extra-Mural Studies], which was instituted by the Court yesterday, is the most important of all our departments as far as public relations are concerned. Planned aright and if given full scope, your work will touch every section of the community, every stratum of our society; it is the most important means of explaining or making available to the masses the knowledge accumulated by the few.” A congratulatory message delivered by Sir Lindsay Ride, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong, dated 22 May 1957.
3 The Department of Extra Mural Studies of HKU established 1957 Self-financed operation commenced 1996 Chinese Medicine Clinic established 1998 Incorporated as a not-for-profit University company limited by guarantee 1999 HKU SPACE Community College established 2000 HKU SPACE ALUMNI formed 2004 HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) founded 2006 Collegiate structure established 2007 Renamed as The School of Professional and Continuing Education 1992 International College established (formerly known as Centre for International Degree Programmes) 2003 HKU SPACE Honorary Fellowship established 2014 60th Anniversary 2016 Received international recognition in quality standards 2022 Institute for China Business established 2010 Major Milestones 3.3 million Course Enrolments (1957 - 2023)
4 HKU SPACE Today 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 School has a Collegiate organisation. The wide range of part-time courses offered at all academic levels are organised under 23 subject groups allocated among three Colleges: of Business and Finance (CBF), Humanities and Law (CHL) and Life Sciences and Technology (CLST). These three colleges also offer full-time overseas degree courses. All the Colleges offer award bearing programmes as well as non-award bearing programmes (including Executive Certificates and Diplomas). The Community College (CC) is responsible for full-time sub-degree courses. The HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) is a joint venture with a leading charitable association, Po Leung Kuk, and also offers full time sub-degree courses. HKU SPACE collaborates with a wide range of academic and professional 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.
• College of Business and Finance • College of Humanities and Law • College of Life Sciences and Technology • Accounting & Finance • Architecture, Environment & Housing • Arts, Design & Culture • Aviation, Transport & Logistics • Business & Management • Chinese Medicine • Computing & Data Science • Engineering & Science • Healthcare, Sport & Wellness • Hospitality, Tourism & Events • Languages • Law • Leadership Enhancement & Development • Marketing • Social Sciences We organise our 23 subject groups under 15 major headings: The Colleges Our Part-time Programmes 5
Vision Business education@HKUSPACE • Articulation in achieving academic and professional awards • Acquisition of essential professional and in-demand industry knowledge • Advancement in career Inspiring Your Future Open new opportunities for the younger generation to be the future business leaders in the technology-driven economy fuelled by innovation Scope of services and programmes Programme areas include: · Accounting and Corporate Governance · Business Management · Finance and Compliance · FinTech and Financial Intelligence · Hospitality, Tourism and Events · Human Capital Management and Innovation · Investment Management, Risk Management · Digital Marketing and Branding · Retail, Fashion and Luxury Brand Management · Supply Chain and Logistics Management · Inbound Training and Overseas Study Tours Recognition and awards College of Business and Finance The College of Business and Finance has partnered with renowned professional bodies to offer in-demand skill sets courses in finance, accounting, management, marketing, hospitality, tourism, and events to cultivate business and financial talents for the fast-changing world. Please scan the QR code for more information. 6
Vision To support the Vision of the School, the College of Humanities and Law is committed to offer quality training and programmes to meet the lifelong learning and developmental needs of the community. In the medium and long term, the College endeavours to encompass different professions and sectors of society, as well as Mainland China and nearby regions. By expanding its reach, the College hopes to make a greater impact on the lives of those it serves with the mission: Learning to Be, Learning to Do · Law · Oriental Studies · Social Sciences College of Humanities and Law Scope of services and programmes Programme areas include: · Culture, Arts and Design · English and European Languages · Housing, Transport and Built Environment Recognition and awards The College of Humanities and Law offers both online and in-person professional training and continuing education in humanities, law and languages. The College has built up good and long-term relationships with a wide range of professional bodies and works closely with them to cater for the professional development needs of our students to help enhance their career prospects. Please scan the QR code for more information. 7
Vision The College of Life Sciences and Technology aspires to become the most preferred centre for training and continuing professional development for the Holistic Wellness, Aviation and New Technology professions, promoting people’s health and well-being and nurturing leaders of tomorrow to improve the quality of life for all in Hong Kong and the wider community. College of Life Sciences and Technology Scope of services and programmes The principal programme areas include: · Applied Biomedical and General Sciences · Aviation, Computing, Technology and Data Science · Chinese Medicine · Food, Nutrition and Healthcare · Smart Wellness and Sustainability · Sport, Exercise and Recreation Management Recognition and awards A variety of high-quality educational and professional training programmes at different academic levels, ranging from short courses to postgraduate programmes, in the areas of A (Aviation, Transport and Logistics), B (Built Environment), C (Care), D (Data Science) and E (Environmental, Social and Governance) are designed to enhance students’ personal and professional development and prepare graduates for employment, career advancement or further studies. Some programmes are related to professional qualifications or recognized by the relevant professional bodies for registration or practice. Please scan the QR code for more information. 8 Training centre and consultation: · Dietetic Clinic for Teaching and Research
HKU SPACE has offered full-time programmes leading to sub-degree awards - Associate Degree, and Higher Diploma since the year 2000 when the School established the first Community College in Hong Kong. Sub-degree education provides an alternative study pathway for those secondary school graduates who could not enter university. Sub-degree graduates can have a second chance to continue their studies in a tertiary institution or start their career after graduation. In 2003, the School established the International College (formerly Centre for International Degree Programmes) to provide full-time top-up degrees for those Community College graduates who would like to pursue a bachelor degree awarded by public universities in the UK and Australia. The study programmes can be completed in Hong Kong without going overseas. 9 Our Full-time Programmes
Highlights World University Degree at Your Doorstep Introduction HKU SPACE Community College (CC) is now regarded as a premier educational institution offering a comprehensive range of award-bearing programmes in many subjects leading to sub-degree awards (Associate Degree / Higher Diploma). Successful completion of any academic programme offered by the CC leads to an award within the University of Hong Kong system through HKU SPACE. Its high-calibre programmes are designed to align with university curricula with the chief aim of providing students with additional pathways to enter university degree studies as well as to prepare them for specific professions. Programme Categories Arts & Humanities Business & Economics Engineering & Technology English Mathematics & Science Social Sciences Founded in the Year 2000 First of its kind in Hong Kong Around 7,700 students in 2022/2023 36 sub-degree programmes offered to date 10 Students have progressed to HKU (Highest admission rate among local community colleges) Over 4,900 Admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes Over 15,200 Admitted to local and overseas bachelor’s degree programmes Over 29,300
2022 Destination Survey Of Graduates / Students* * Not including Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene. 2022 Articulation Data To Full-time Degree Programmes* 2022 Articulation Data By Institution* * Not including Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene. * Those who progress to full-time degree studies not including Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene. Associate Degree Higher Diploma Associate Degree Higher Diploma HKU HK Baptist U HKUST EdUHK Lingnan U Local Self-financed Degrees Top-up Degrees Study Abroad PolyU 17% 4% 9% 12% 5% 19% 7% CityU 15% CUHK 7% 2% 3% Articulation Data Study Abroad Local Self-financed Degree Programme UGC-funded Degree Programmes UGC-funded Degree Programmes Study Abroad Local Self-financed Degree Programmes Employment Seeking Employment or Others Further Studies Employment Seeking Employment or Others 7% 7% Further Studies 86% 67% 15% 18% 63% 74% 24% 2% 35% 2% 11
In 2021/2022, The College has set up articulation agreements with a number of overseas universities. Many of these universities also offer exemptions and credit transfers for our students. 1,200 students obtained awards, scholarships and bursaries around HK $12m was offered to eligible candidates around Australia University of South Australia The University of New South Wales Swinburne University of Technology Queensland University of Technology The University of Queensland Taiwan Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages Korea University of Ulsan UK Manchester Metropolitan University University of the West of England, Bristol Newcastle University University of Plymouth University of Ulster University of Huddersfield Articulation To Overseas Universities Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) Founded in 2006, HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College is a joint venture with a leading charitable institution, Po Leung Kuk. In appreciation of a donation received from businessman and philanthropist Dr Stanley Ho, the College was officially renamed as “HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)” in 2015. The Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes offered by HPSHCC are planned and accredited by HKU SPACE in accordance with its stringent quality assurance process. Successful completion of most programmes offered by the College leads to an award within The University of Hong Kong (HKU) system through HKU SPACE. The College now offers two of its own awards accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). USA William Jessup University 12
· 149students obtained Scholarships · 20students obtained Bursaries · 2students obtained Top Student Award Secured a job within 3 months after graduation 95.8% Were very satisfied / satisfied with their completed programmes 97.2% Others 4.2% Others 2.8% 239 109 Scholarships & Student Awards In 2022/2023 Total No. of Respondents from "Graduate Survey Final Report" Total No. of Graduates from IC in 2022 Partner Universities · University of London · University of the Arts London · Edinburgh Napier University · Ulster University · University of Hull · University of Plymouth · Middlesex University London · University of Northumbria at Newcastle · University of the West of England, Bristol · Swinburne University of Technology World University Degree at Your Doorstep Introduction HKU SPACE International College (IC) offers full-time non-local undergraduate programmes covering a wide range of areas for sub-degree holders or HKDSE/IB/GCE graduates. All programmes are delivered in collaboration with universities in the UK and Australia with a duration between 10 and 36 months. All the non-local programmes are on the Register of Exempted Courses under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Cap. 493 in Hong Kong. The standard of the courses offered locally is comparable to that of the courses offered in the home countries. 12 Over 9,000 graduates awarded bachelor’s degree from our overseas partner universities Established in 2003 Offers over 20 full-time undergraduate (full and top-up degree) programmes Programme Categories · Accounting, Finance, Business and Management · Art and Design · Aviation Studies · Culture, Communication and Media · Food and Nutrition · Marketing Management · Social Sciences · Sport Management and Sport Coaching · Hospitality, Tourism and Events 13 These are exempted courses under the Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead.
14 Facts and Figures
15 2022 / 2023 Level 8,723 Enrolment Statistics (2022/2023) Academic Awards (2022/2023) Postgraduate Programmes Degree Programme (Including Full-time Degree Programmes) Diplomas and Certificates General / Short Courses (Including Non-award Bearing Professional Courses) Community College Programmes (Full-time Associate Degree and Higher Diploma Programmes) All Local Programmes Institute for China Business & SEA China Mainland programmes TOTAL 80 51 353 511 57 1,052 51 1,103 7,813 9,539 37,329 35,601 10,333 100,615 2,705 103,320 841 1,481 4,819 1,922 10,333 19,396 1,214 20,610 No.of Programmes Course Enrolment Numbers Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Sub-degree 3,582 Diploma in Foundation Studies/ Certificate in General Studies 754 Postgraduate 1,830 Bachelor 1,234 Diploma Certificate 2,117 18,240 Academic Awards Academic Statistics
16 Full-time Part-time * 199 students are from the HKU SPACE Community College; 184 students from the HKU SPACE Stanley Ho Community College; 2 students from HKU SPACE International College College/Institute/Academy Academic Programmes Offered (2022/2023) College of Business and Finance College of Humanities and Law College of Life Sciences and Technology Community Colleges (Full-time, including short courses) International College (Full-time) Institute for China Business & SEA China Mainland programmes Institute for China Business local programmes TOTAL 313 469 193 58 18 51 1 1,103 No.of Programmes 406 Full-Time 422 Part-time Non-local Students (2022/2023, as at 31/12/2022) Mainland China Macau Taiwan Other Countries 385* 250 1 16 21 155
17 UK University of London* - London School of Economics (LSE) - UCL - Goldsmiths - Queen Mary University of Leicester University of the Arts London* Edinburgh Napier University* Manchester Metropolitan University* University of Ulster* University of Hull University of Plymouth* Middlesex University London University of Greenwich University of Sunderland University of Northumbria at Newcastle University of the West of England, Bristol Glasgow Caledonian University Australia The University of Melbourne Swinburne University of Technology Charles Sturt University *Strategic partner 79 Total No. of Programmes Number of Partnered Programmes by Country (2022) Our Partners Universities 3,876 Total No. of Students
Professional Bodies 18 Association of Building Engineers Association of Building Engineers (UK) Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Association of International Accountants (AIA) Australian Library and Information Association British Dietetic Association (BDA) British Occupational Hygiene Society Chartered Association of Building Engineers Chartered Institute of Housing, Asian Pacific Branch Chartered Institute of Insurance Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Chartered Management Institute CPA Australia Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK Hong Kong Academy of Accredited Dietitians (HKAAD) Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association (HKALA) Hong Kong Bar Association Hong Kong Coaching Committee Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Hong Kong Institute of Accredited Accounting Technicians (HKIAAT) Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling (HKIBIM) Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management Hong Kong Institute of Marketing (HKIM) Hong Kong Institute of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Hong Kong Internet & eCommerce Association Hong Kong Internet Finance Association Hong Kong Investor Relations Association [not exhaustive, not in ranking order] Hong Kong Library Association (HKLA) Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Hong Kong Medical Laboratory Technologists Board Hong Kong Public Relations Professional’s Association Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association Hong Kong Statistical Society Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK) Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia Institute of Paralegals Institute of Shopping Centre Management Interactive Advertising Bureau Hong Kong National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy Physiotherapists Board Project Management Institute (Hong Kong Chapter) Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Specialty Coffee Association The Asian Business Aviation Association The Chartered Institute of Building The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong The Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong The Construction Industry Council The Dental Council of Hong Kong The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers The Hong Kong Institute of Clerks of Works (HKICW) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers The Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management The Hong Kong Institute of Housing The Hong Kong Institute of Land Administration The Hong Kong Law Society The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health The International Council on Archives The Midwifery Council of Hong Kong The Nursing Council of Hong Kong The Wine and Spirit Education Trust, UK Treasury Markets Association
19 Staff Strength 1,993 Part-time Teachers (2022/2023 academic year) 850 Full-time Equivalent (as at 31/08/2023) 317 Non-academic Staff Programme Management 194 Academic Staff Teaching & Programme Management 4 Senior Management 335 Non-academic Staff Administrative & Support Total
Our Alumni 20 · Inaugurated in 2004 · To build active and lifelong relationships amongst alumni members, and between the School and the ALUMNI · To maintain and foster a supportive and mutually beneficial relationship with the ALUMNI and the HKU SPACE, and to promote the vision and mission of the HKU SPACE · over 359,000 alumni members, including 805 Life members
Learning Spaces Major Enrolment / Learning Centres 9 Enrolment / Learning Centres 253 Classrooms and computer/ special laboratories 610,000 sq.ft. Gross Covered Floor Area (excluding office space) Kowloon · Kowloon East Campus, Kowloon Bay · CITA Learning Centre, Kowloon Bay · Kowloon West Campus, Lai Chi Kok Hong Kong Island · Admiralty Learning Centre, Admiralty · United Learning Centre, Admiralty · HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College Campus, Causeway Bay · Fortress Tower Learning Centre, North Point · Island East Campus, North Point · Island South (Pokfulam) Campus, Pokfulam 21