Foreword by the Director
The global education dimension has always been a significant feature of the work of HKU SPACE dating back to the 1950s. Hence, over the past 60 years HKU SPACE has accumulated rich experience in offering overseas degrees in Hong Kong. It is evident that in the 21st century, education must take on a global perspective. HKU SPACE International College aims to nurture “Education with a Global Vision” and this Vision is permeated through both the School’s part-time and full-time programmes.
The International College (formerly ‘Centre for Degree Programmes’) was established in 2003 with a central mission to offer full-time programmes in collaboration with reputable overseas universities to provide a pathway to university education for local sub-degree graduates and increasingly high school graduates.
Over the past decades we have worked and developed excellent relationships with many highly respected world-renowned institutions, including University of London, The University of Western Australia and University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and London College of Communication). Together, we have developed and offered high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to Hong Kong students. Currently, the School has about 35 overseas institutional collaborations offering some 136 academic programmes.
HKU SPACE, under a new Internationalization Strategy, will heighten its global exposure and proactively pursue collaborations with highly regarded overseas partners to provide niche programmes of high academic quality and of high demand to Hong Kong learners.
Message from the Advisor
The International College has endeavored to provide students with a holistic approach to higher education and a sound basis for their future careers. Its aim is to continuously improve the value and quality of its collaborative programmes to ensure the best interests of students are being met in terms of attaining the highest international standards.
Message from the Acting Head
International College now provides over 30 programmes in collaboration with 11 universities. Our graduates are well sought after by employers. 95% of them received at least one full-time job offer within three months of their graduation in 2015.
The College’s greatest achievements come when working in partnership with long-established, public, comprehensive and specialist institutions in the UK and Australia, with HKU and visiting academics, with business and industry, government and the public sectors, and most importantly, with 2,000 full-time students and over 7,000 alumni.
In choosing a programme in International College, I am confident that you will be able to develop your full potential.