Robert Black College was established in 1967 primarily as a guest house of The University of Hong Kong for visiting scholars from overseas and the mainland China on an endowment fund contributed by a number of donors, notably Sir Tang Shiu Kin. A major donation was also made by John Swire & Sons Limited to set up a number of residential scholarships to accommodate local graduate students, namely Swire Scholars, who serve as a bridge for cultural exchange with overseas residents. In 1998, Swire Scholars Association was formally established.
Robert Black College provides accommodation in a cordial academic environment for scholars and other visitors who are engaged in activities at The University of Hong Kong.
Robert Black College is situated in a scenic spot of The University of Hong Kong’s main campus in mid-level on the western side of Hong Kong Island. The College can be accessed by public transportation or a taxi ride from Central only takes about ten minutes.