May: The Research Centre of Leadership & Education Advanced Development is created at XJTLU.
July: XJTLU signs an agreement with the National Education Administration formally establishing The Research Centre of Leadership & Education Advanced Development.
November: the first Education Leadership and Excellence Plan is successfully held.
March: sponsored by the Ford Foundation, research on 'student-centered' university education systems is carried out and a promotional relationship established with the Ford Foundation.
August: the first customised training course for administration staff in the Music School of Soochow University is held.
September: The Research Centre of Leadership & Education Advanced Development is renamed the Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development (ILEAD). Its first customised training course for basic education is held: The Development Program for Primary English Teacher Trainers from Chongqing
October: ILEAD's first customised training course for university teachers: training designed for novice teachers in Hunan University; the first Wisdom-lake Internationalism Summit of Higher Education (WISHE) is held and ILEAD receives funding from Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District; a research centre on higher education internationalisation is established.
January: ILEAD's first Teacher Training Conference for Bilingual Education is held.
June: ILEAD's first public training course on primary education internalisation.
July: the first customised training course on leadership designed for Sanquan College of Xinxiang Medical University.
August: the first Higher Education Research-led Teaching training course is held.
September: The first XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Award starts to recruit competitors; By the end of 2015, over 150 universities have participated in the training courses and forums organised by ILEAD, and total participants exceed 1000.
January: ILEAD's first training course on research-led teaching
March: the first XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Award is created
May: ILEAD's first Annual Conference on Innovation in Higher Education; a handbook on 'student-centered' university educational guidance is released.
July: The first Sustainable Development for Sino-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools course is held
August: The XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Competition, funded and supported by Macao Tong Chai Charity Association.
November: The first Professional Development for Learning and Teaching Support course is held
January: a video conference on teaching reform for 'seeded teachers' in Gengdan Institute of Beijing University of Technology is held; ILEAD successfully completes a full-scale improvement course for management staff and teachers in Gengdan Institute.
March: the first batch of teachers (all above mid-level leaders) and the second batch of seeded teachers from Shanxi Normal University visit XJTLU in March and November respectively to participate in research-led teaching and classroom reform training; ILEAD's first University Teaching Management Training course is held.
April: ILEAD's first Research-led Learning Competition is held.
July: 45 teachers from Xi’an International Studies University visit XJTLU to participate in a customised training activity organised by ILEAD.
September: the 2017 Annual Conference (the 10th) on Management in China the the first Management 50 People Forum is held at XJTLU; A forum on teaching innovation and management is held in Zhengzhou; A promotional video for XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Award is launched; Research-led Education: Student-Centred Teaching Innovation and Cases is published.
October: following a teaching management training course designed for selected staff at China Pharmaceutical University in January, more than 40 teachers visit XJTLU to participate in research-led teaching training; A forum on teaching innovation and management is held in Emei, Sichuan; Interdisciplinary Talents: The First XJTLU Interdisciplinary Learning course is held.
November: the eighth Education Leadership Excellence course is held; A forum on teaching innovation is held in Hangzhou; ILEAD merges with XJTLU's Academic Enhancement Centre and the training division of the Language Centre, creating a new academic department for offering education degree programmes, teacher development, education leadership training, student learning support, language education training and research on future universities.
December: 51 teachers from Nanjing Technology University and 29 teachers from China University of Petroleum visit XJTLU to participate in a teacher training courses.
Throughout 2017, 1255 participants from 84 universities are involved in ILEAD university training courses.