December

UIC is listed as a Chinese traditional culture inheritance base amongst Guangdong universities and the only base amongst Zhuhai universities by the provincial Department of Education for the College’s Lingnan rite and music programmes.

   
April

Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong SAR, Mr Wang Zhimin, says during his visit to UIC that the College is exemplary amongst Sino-foreign and Mainland-SAR joint venture universities, and it can provide plenty of support for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

   
February

Founding President Professor Ng Ching-Fai retires. Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Tang Tao is appointed as UIC’s new President.

   
October

UIC unveils the Zhong You Agri-Brand Research Institute, the Academy of Global Affairs, the UIC Food Safety Testing Centre and more during the symposium on contributing to the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

   
September

UIC receives the first intake of 30 students of its taught master’s programmes, including students from Master of Arts in Communication and from Master of Professional Accountancy.

   
May

The New Campus Carnival is held to celebrate the opening of many new facilities, including the new Learning Resource Centre, the new Staff and Student Activities Centre, the Maker Centre and more. The UIC Yayue (Chinese court music) Orchestra and a Kayak Relay Race on Central Lake also have their official openings.

   
December

UIC celebrates the New Campus Inauguration and launches the Graduate School and more facilities.

   
September

New students are officially welcomed at their Inauguration Ceremony. This is the first semester that all UIC students will attend classes at the new campus.

   
June

The 9th Graduation Ceremony and Honorary Fellowship Conferment takes place at the University Hall on the new campus for the first time.

   
December

The Institute for Communication Studies of Chinese Culture at UIC is established.

   
October

UIC and China Unicom Zhuhai sign a collaborative agreement on establishing a big data laboratory.

   
September

UIC launches the Zhuhai Key Laboratory of Agricultural Product Quality and Food.

   
June

UIC receives approval from the Ministry of Education and will offer Postgraduate Programmes, including Taught Master Programmes in addition to Research Postgraduate Programmes that lead to MPhil or PhD degrees.

   
June

Celebrations at a Topping-out Ceremony to mark the completion of the construction of the buildings that make up the Cultural Creativity Clusters at UIC’s new campus.

   
March

UIC teams up with the Zhuhai Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau to set up the Zhuhai Innovative Cultural and Creative Industry Research Institute.

   
October

UIC announces its motto and anthem. The college motto is "In knowledge and in deeds, unto the whole person."

   
June

UIC further reforms the admission policy for students from Guangdong province. They are given the new option to apply for UIC in the early enrolling phase if they obtain first class scores in the National College Entrance Examination. The college also expands the admission range by four provinces to a total of 30. Moreover, it begins to admit students from Hong Kong via the National Education Exams Authority Joint Entrance Exam for Universities in China.

   
27-28 April

A panel from UIC’s parent institutions, Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University, conducts a joint review of UIC for the first time. Upon UIC’s ten-year development, the panel recognises its enormous efforts and remarkable achievements

   
March

About 1300 Year One students move to the Hui Xian Village (previously known as New Cultural Village) of the new campus at the Jintong Road.

   
March

The first minor programme in music is introduced in the spring semester.

   
December

Zhuhai’s first demonstrative and training base for elderly care services is established by UIC and the Zhuhai Social Welfare Centre.

   
June

The Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government and UIC Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony and UIC New Campus Ground-breaking Ceremony are held. The Zhuhai government grants UIC a plot of land of approximately 200,000 square metres to build a new campus. UIC will integrate the new campus and its adjacent area into a university town to better take part in Zhuhai's economic and cultural development.

   
27-29 April

The UIC Orchestra is invited to perform in Poland in honour of the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Poland and China.

   
October

UIC inaugurates the UIC Hengqin Research Development Centre and the Education Foundation in Hengqin New Area.

   
August

The Centre for Social Management Research and Services is launched at UIC.

   
April

UIC develops a Comprehensive Evaluation System based on the National College Entrance Examination for student recruitment in Guangdong Province.

   
October

The Zhuhai Municipal People's Government and UIC sign an agreement to begin mutual strategic cooperation in establishing UIC as a world-class liberal arts college and developing Zhuhai’s new industries.

   
October

UIC and the Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area sign a strategic cooperation agreement and agree to build a research development centre in the Area.

   
June

At its fourth Graduation Ceremony, UIC confers the first Honorary Fellowships on four prominent individuals, who were distinguished contributors to the mission of UIC for their sustained commitment to the development of education and society.

   
June

The Division of Business and Management holds its first Advisory Committee meeting, and subsequently the Division of Science and Technology and the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences also convene their Advisory Committees. In these Committees, external expert advisors and people holding senior positions in various fields counsel on the development of UIC

   
April

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants builds its first QP Resource Centre in mainland China located at UIC.

   
November

The Shadow Puppet Drama Pavilion is unveiled in the Student Hostels and Cultural Village at the Jinfeng Road campus.

   
November

The Learning Resource Centre opens officially in the Student Hostels and Cultural Village at the Jinfeng Road campus.

   
June

UIC holds the first graduating commemoration ceremony for 244 graduates.

   
May

UIC becomes the first university in mainland China to be accredited for BBA (Hons) in Accounting by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

   
April

UIC is approved by the Ministry of Education to enrol Band One students (with first class scores in the National College Entrance Examination) in 16 provinces and municipalities.

   
October

The Student Hostels and Cultural Village at the Jinfeng Road campus is put into service.

   
April

Wang Yang, then Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee, visits UIC and heaps praise on its innovative education.

   
January

UIC launches teaching and administrative facilities of the Jinfeng Road campus at the campus inauguration ceremony. The college logo is unveiled with the UIC Council’s approval.

   
October

UIC signs a Memorandum of Cooperation with seven US liberal arts universities of the Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC) to start long-term exchange and cooperation.

   
September

UIC’s Accounting Programme is accredited by CPA Australia.

   
July

UIC’s first student exchange agreement is signed with Jeonju University, South Korea.

   
November

The Inauguration and Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony is held. Construction of the campus at the Jinfeng Road begins.

   
October

UIC starts the first academic year with an enrolment of 274 students.

   
April

The Ministry of Education approves the establishment of UIC.

   
March

Hong Kong Baptist University and Beijing Normal University sign an agreement to establish Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) in Zhuhai, the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between mainland China and Hong Kong.

   
June

Prof Ng Ching-Fai, President and Vice-Chancellor of Hong Kong Baptist University, and Prof Zhong Binglin, President of Beijing Normal University, agree on cooperation between the two universities in establishing a higher education institution.

   
March

The State Council of the People’s Republic of China promulgates the Regulations on Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools. Cooperation in running schools between educational institutions from Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR or Taiwan and mainland educational institutions shall be handled with reference to the provisions of these Regulations.