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Corporate History

NPO CCC-TIES(Specified Non-Profit Corporation, Cyber Campus Consortium TIES)was established in 2006, the parent organization being a university consortium using the e-learning system TIES.

1996 Academics of Tezukayama University initiate the TIES Project
1998 Open education activites start with TIES (Ver. 1)
1999 Launch of TIES (Ver. 2)
Five-university partnership project establishes and commences system sharing
2000 Receives gratuitous offer for the use of the TIES server system software from Micosoft. Dr. Ikuo Nishioka (Chairman, Intel Japan), Mr. Makoto Naruke (President and CEO, Microsoft Japan), Mr. Susumu Furukawa (Chairman, Microsoft Japan) attend the TIES Symposium (Titles are from this year)
2001 Launch of TIES (Ver. 3) TIES commences a free of charge service using an ASP for higher education institutes in Japan and abroad.
2003 Receives subsidy from MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) for Cyber Campus Improvement Project
2004 Launch of TIES (Ver. 4)
Project utilizing TIES receives subsidy from MEXT as an endorsement program for university education with predominant features.
2005 User demand for the establishment of an affiliated organization supporting the TIES project strengthens. Around 30 universities join the e-learning system TIES.
2006 Inaugural meeting with the NPO CCC-TIES organizing committee
2006 Nara Prefecture grants establishment authentication as a Specified nonprofit corporation, Cyber Campus Consortium TIES
2007 MEXT approves subsidy for project utilizing TIES as part of the Cyber Campus Improvement Project (second term)
Installation of TIES server in the Nara prefectural information highway “Yamatoji Information Highway” enables all prefectural facilities, including public high schools, access to TIES video lectures at high-speed and low cost. (until 2010)
The JUCE (Japan Universities Association for Computer Education) Cyber Campus Consortium Project receives prioritized support.
2008 Launch of TIES (Ver. 5)
MEXT grants subsidy to project utilizing TIES as a part of the High-quality University Education Promotion Program
2009 MEXT grants subsidy to project utilizing TIES as part of the Support Program for the Strategic Universities Partnership to Enhance University Education
2010 Launch of TIES (Ver. 6)
2011 Development of new Moodle-based TIES (Ver. 7)
Convenes “Cultural seminar connecting Nara and the Silk Road,” supported by Nara Prefecture and Yakushiji Temple. Mr. Shogo Arai, governor of Nara Prefecture, attends as an honored guest.
Conclusion of non-disclosure agreement with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. and Maruzen Co. Ltd. Discussions begin regarding collaboration in the development of eBooks etc.
2013 Distribution of TIES (Ver. 8) as an open source commences
2014 Completion of CHiLO. Provided as a platform for OUJ-MOOC
2015 NPO CCC-TIES Research Institute established
2016 NPO CCC-TIES Research Institute has been designated as a research institution stated in the Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Handling Regulations, Article 8.2 by MEXT