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Facts & Figures

Organisation of the School

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 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), the latter includes the Division of Chinese Medicine. 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.


There are about 3.3 million enrolments from 1957 to 2023.


There are 103,320 enrolments (Full-time equivalent: 20,610) in the academic year 2022/2023.

Programmes / Courses

Part-time programmes / courses 1,027
Full-time programmes 76
Total programmes / courses (2022/2023) 1,103


The School has established 9 learning centres in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

E-Learning at HKU SPACE

The School has developed a web-based, online learning platform, SOUL 2.0, to provide students and teachers with an effective means of communicating with each other for teaching and learning purposes. SOUL mobile learning services are also provided to support students and teachers for ubiquitous learning. The School is also actively extending its range of e-courses which has become a necessity as face to face teaching has been disrupted by the COVID-19 virus.

Global Perspective

HKU SPACE collaborates with a wide range of academic and professional institutions globally (in the UK, Australia, the USA, Mainland China) and in 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.


The School has about 850 full-time staff and appoints about 2,000 part-time teachers annually to support its teaching.

Updated: October 2023