Message from the Acting Director

Welcome to the website of the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at the City University of Hong Kong!

Since its establishment in 1991, CityU SCOPE has been a pioneer and major provider of quality continuing and professional education in Hong Kong. As a facilitator of lifelong learning, we offer a wide range of quality programmes for professional practice, retraining and self-development which anticipate and respond to community needs as well as to the effects of social and technological changes. Our top-up degree programmes focus on professional education and cover a variety of disciplines; our postgraduate programmes are academically sound and career-relevant; and our professional development programmes address corporate training needs, fulfill learners' continuing professional development (CPD) requirements and prepare candidates for professional examinations.

Apart from the variety and differentiation of our programmes, our quality assurance systems follow our rigorous internal validation processes at the University. Many of our programmes, especially for the programmes leading to non-local awards, have also been closely scrutinized and examined by local and overseas academic accreditation agencies and relevant professional bodies. Over the past three years, many of our non-local top-up degree programmes have been accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. The accredited status not only testifies to our programmes’ quality but it also enables our students to be eligible for means-tested grants and loans as well as other government internship and scholarship schemes.

Our well-qualified teaching teams from CityU SCOPE and/or our foreign partner universities aspire to nurture and develop individual talent through a well-articulated curriculum, a conducive learning environment and pastoral care of our students. The satisfaction of students across our programmes and the performance of our graduates in meeting the challenges in the dynamic workplace are testimonies to our concerted efforts as a provider of quality education.

Thank you for visiting our website and giving my colleagues and me the opportunity to share with you our accomplishments and aspirations. We hope that you will be interested to learn more about our quality continuing and professional education for our students, who will enjoy their time with us while learning, growing, and becoming successful!

Louis C.K. Ma, PhD
Acting Director
School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE)
City University of Hong Kong

July 2012