Professional Development Programme

The University of Hong Kong Professional Development Programme has been one of the most important projects undertaken by the Mainland Affairs Office since 1998. This interdisciplinary Programme is jointly organized by various HKU departments and business corporations to provide tailor-made short-term training courses for middle and senior management executives in Mainland and overseas government agencies, educational institutions and professional firms.  

The Programme aims to nurture professionals with a global perspective through personalized training and diversified development, incorporating international expertise with local experience. 

With an equal emphasis on theory and practice, the Programme is mainly divided into lectures and site visits. HKU professors and specialists are invited to deliver in-depth lectures, which are supplemented by on-site visits to relevant government departments and industrial and commercial organizations.

Programme Tailoring

Contents of the Programme are tailor-made to meet the specific industry needs and requirements. In addition to regularly held lectures, the Programme also offers different learning modes, such as site visits, group discussions and workshops that enable trainees to achieve self-development under professional guidance.

Quality instructors

To ensure the highest quality teaching and learning, only HKU faculty members with abundant teaching and research experience in their respective disciplines are invited to participate in the Programme. Furthermore, industry experts holding key positions in  government departments or professional firms are invited to serve as guest lecturers and share their insights and experiences.

Wide-reaching Network

Through organizing numerous professional seminars and academic exchanges over the years, HKU has cultivated close partnerships with local government agencies and departments, as well as public and private organizations. Programme trainees benefit by gaining valuable opportunities to participate in site visits to major public and private organizations, and meet with leaders in business, industry and government.

world-class Facilities

The classrooms in HKU are set up with advanced multimedia equipment to facilitate effective interaction between teachers and trainees. High-speed WIFI access is available campus-wide to support learning. 

experienced support

The HKU support staff are all experienced in programme management, and are particularly in tune with the needs of Mainland and overseas participants. We can provide trainees with comprehensive support, from tailored course design, transportation and accommodation arrangements, to guided visits to government organisations and businesses.

Certificate of Attendance

Upon the satisfactory completion of the Programme, each Programme trainee will receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by HKU. 


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