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The Open University of Hong Kong Chronology
 1989
May
OLI is established by legislation
Oct
4,237 students enrolled in the first eight courses
 
 1993
Oct
Government grants OLI self-accrediting status
 
 1997
Mar
The OUHK is awarded the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Anniversary Honour
Jun
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) confers the Prize of Excellence for Institutions on the OUHK
Oct The Government pledges a $50-million one-off grant for the Island Learning Centre project, and accepts the OUHK as an eligible institution for Research Grants Council funding
Dec The number of OUHK graduate hits 10,000
 
 2000
Jan 
The OUHK presents the first batch of mainland MBA graduates 
Sept
The OUHK launches its first full-time Face-to-face programmes at associate degree level 
 
 2003
Dec
Presented the first batch of 46 graduates of the full-time undergraduate programmes
 
 2005
Aug Construction of the Campus Phase Two Building begins
  Offers for the first time full-time undergraduate programmes through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS)
 
 2007
Mar Clinical Nursing Education Centre is opened
Jun Full-time nursing programmes accredited by the Nursing Council
Sept  Campus Phase Two opens
Dec  Presented the first batch of 38 local degree graduates in mental health care
 
 2010
Mar The Jockey Club audio-Visual Production Centre opens
 
 2012
Nov Kwai Hing Learning Centre officially opens
 
 2014
July Launch of OUHK Institute for Research in Innovative Technology & Sustainability (IRITS)
Oct Launch of OUHK Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture
Dec Launch of OUHK Research Institute for Digital & Humanities (RiDCH)
 
 2016
Jan Launches the first free open textbook series in Hong Kong
Jul Launch of OUHK Institute for Research in Open and Innovative Education(IROPINE)
Dec Launch of OUHK Research Institute in Bilingual Learning and Teaching (RIBiLT)
  Launch of OUHK Institute of International Business and Governance (IIGB)
 
 

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Modified Date: Nov 02, 2017