2004: Upon completion of their basic studies and passing the TestDaF, fifty students enroll in their majors in the Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s program at Paderborn University.
2005: The CDTF is well-established by now: 221 first-semester students take up their studies in Mechanical Engineering. German companies fund the project through offering stipends to students.
2006: The first CDTF students graduate in Paderborn with a „Bachelor of Science“. The CDTF expands its range of courses by adding the study program “Chemistry”, also in cooperation with Paderborn University.
2007: The Chinese-language major in the Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s program starts at the CDTF. An average of 10 students from Paderborn spends one semester per year at the CDTF to, among other things, write their student research project.
2008: The cooperation agreement between the CDTF and Paderborn University is renewed to also include Siegen University and University of Applied Sciences Koblenz.
2009: The first CDTF students of the Chemistry Bachelor‘s program enroll in their major at Paderborn University. CDTF students reach their goal and earn a “Master of Science” in Paderborn. Ten Chinese teachers of German participate in a summer school in Paderborn.
2010: Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST) celebrates its 60th anniversary. High-performing students enrolled in the Bachelor’s and Master’s program in Mechanical Engineering are funded by the DAAD.