1996

Offering Of undergraduate education for junior college graduates with the support of CRTVU Programs.

1997

Setting-up of the UNESCO Chair on UNITWIN Network in Distance and Open Learning.

1998

Independent offering of junior college distance education program for registered students.

2003

Student enrollment amounting to 100,000, and the university being a mega-university in the world.

2005

Achieving “Excellent” in the summative assessment of the, “CRTVU Project of Talent Training Mode Reform and Open Education Experimentation” organized by the Ministry Of Education of China.

2008

Taking the initiative to apply for and passing the Education Quality Audit of the International Council of Distance Education (ICDE).

2011

“The Ordinance for the Promotion of Life-long Education in Shanghai” stating that open universities established in Shanghai should gradually integrate adult higher education resources to form open learning platforms.

Participating the ’20+20 Cooperation Plan for Chinese and African Institutions of Higher Education’, a plan cooperated by UNESCO and the Ministry Of education; carrying out strategic cooperation with the African Council Of Distance Education (ACDE).

2014

Added as a bachelor’s degree granting unit by Shanghai Academic Degrees Committee