Harbin Star Foreign Language College (in collaboration with British academic institutions) is established by current Director General and Principal Liu Ying in Heilongjiang.
Accredited by the State Ministry of Education, Harbin Star Foreign Language College becomes the first institute in Heilongjiang to develop Sino-foreign cooperation in education. Exchange students begin to study to the UK.
1998A new institute located in Harbin City Centre comes into service.
Harbin Star Foreign Language College begins running in cooperation with Harbin University. Three schools with five majors are established, including the school of Business, school of English and school of Informatics &Science.
Harbin Star Foreign Language College begins running in cooperation with Harbin Normal University, and is officially renamed Harbin Normal University Star College. Four schools established with twelve majors.
School of Chinese Language and Literature is established with two majors.
Major of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language is opened. Twenty-three majors in total are included.
Major of Art and Design is opened.
School of Russian and Eastern Language is established, incorporating the major of Japanese, Korean and Russian Languages. All three major are newly expanded.
Authorized by the State Ministry of Education, Harbin Normal University Star College is transformed to a systematically independent private university renamed Heilongjiang International University (HIU).
Western Language Department is established. Three more majors, namely Spanish, German and French, are opened.
HIU enters the China Universities of Applied Technology alliance to strive for the cultivation of applied talents. School of further education and school of international education are established.
Three new majors are opened: Hospitality Management, Auditing and E-commerce.
Establishment of four functions: School of Foreign Services Outsourcing, School of Tourism, The institute of Italian Studies and International Language Centre.