Originally established in June 1987 as Ming Chuan Junior Women's Commercial College Co-operative Education Committee, the Continuing Education Center and Co-operative Education Center were set up in the year following Ming Chuan’s promotion to senior college status in 1990. In September 1992, the two Centers were integrated as Continuing and Co-operative Education Center. On February 1, 1997, the unit was re-named Co-operative and Continuing Education Center, and later as University Extension Division. On June 1, 2017, it was integrated with Innovation and Academia-industry Collaboration Division and renamed as Academia-industry Collaboration and University Extension Division until today.
In line with university affairs development on Taoyuan campus and the need for continuing education in Taoyuan area, on June 1, 2002, the University Extension Education Division Service Counter was set up under the Public Relations Office on Taoyuan campus, to facilitate offering credit and non-credit program for residents of Taoyuan area. The main office of the Division moved from Taipei campus to Jihe Complex at 3F, No. 130, Jihe Road, Taipei City on February 6, 2007, in order to serve the public with new e-classrooms in a refined, internationalized learning environment.