About the College
The HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) was established in 2005, under a Joint Venture Agreement between the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and Po Leung Kuk (PLK), with the aim of providing high quality tertiary education opportunities. Since its inception, the College has developed into a well-accepted institution providing quality sub-degree education.
The College has received a donation from deceased businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stanley Ho, to support its teaching and learning activities, and the whole person development of our students. In appreciation of Dr. Ho’s contribution and generosity, the College has been officially renamed as "HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)" in 2015.
Riding on the proven success and accomplishments in the past years, the College achieved a milestone in 2021 in developing as an awarding body of academic qualifications at the sub-degree level. HPSHCC currently offers 19 sub-degree programmes of multiple disciplines leading to awards within The University of Hong Kong system through HKU SPACE or awards of HPSHCC. The programmes cover a range of areas to cater for the diverse interests of young people. They aim to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge for their academic and career advancement. Since its establishment, the College has over 16,000 graduates. It has provided platform for articulation to undergraduate studies with over 70% progression in recent years.
ABOUT THE PARTNERS
The University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) was established in 1956 as the University's Department of Extra-Mural Studies. It is a major provider of professional and continuing education in Hong Kong, and has assumed a very significant role in this regard throughout the years. In 2000, it extended its services to a wider community and established its own Community College. All academic programmes offered by the HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) and the HKU SPACE Community College are of comparable standard and the awards issued are of equal standing.
Po Leung Kuk was established in 1878 by a group of local Chinese to protect women and children, innocent and vulnerable members of the community. Po Leung Kuk has continued to expand the scope of its service and has now become a major social welfare organisation in Hong Kong.
Po Leung Kuk is renowned for its educational services, and there are educational services units totaling 95 including a community college, Academy of Professional Education, aided secondary schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme secondary schools, aided primary schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme primary schools, private primary school and kindergarten, a quality private independent school, special schools with boarding facilities, kindergartens, education services centres, Education and Research Testing Centre, Central Library cum Resource Centre, English learning centres and Pre-primary Education Services Centre. There are about 40,000 students.