Added as a bachelor's degree granting unit by Shanghai Academic Degrees Committee
The number of students enrolled reached 100,000 in ten consecutive years.
Approval by MOE,SHTVU officially changed its name to Shanghai Open University, and was entitled the right to offer undergraduate education and the right to award bachelor's degrees.
The 50th anniversary of the University, and Shanghai Open University was established.
SHTVU won the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education, ICDE Institutional Prize of Excellence in 2008, and the Frist prize of the sixth National Higher Education Teaching Achievement Award.
SHTVU was approved by the International Council of Distance Education (ICDE) Quality Audit, and the journal of "Open Education Research" was indexed among CSSCI (Chinese Social Science Citation Index) Journal list，and the Core journals list on Education in Chinese.
SHTVU was ranked "excellent” in the summative assessment by the pilot project of “Talent Development Mode Reform and Open Education of CRTVU".
The first group of Bachelor degree students of Open Education graduated.
Shanghai Distance Education Group was jointly founded by SHTVU, Shanghai Education TV Station, Shanghai Center for Educational Technology, and Shanghai TV Technical Secondary School.
The program of “Registered auditing students” was added to the pilot project of “Talent Development Mode Reform and Open Education of CRTVU"
SHTVU was established as a host insitution of UNESCO UNITWIN Network in Distance and Open Learning
SHTVU undertook the project of “Computer Skills Assessment for Shanghai Citizens”.
A full-time president was appointed, while the vice mayor of Shanghai in charge of education became the director of the school council.
Channel 26 of Shanghai TV Station began broadcasting, funded by the World Bank.
SHTVU became an independent institution.
SHTVU became one of the first seven colleges piloting Self-study Higher Education Examinations.
Branch schools of SHTVU were set up with a network covering the whole city.
SHTVU was integrated into the system of National Radio and Television Universities.
SHTVU was re-established.
Shanghai TV University(SHTVU) was founded.