Support Alliance with Universities
The Open University of China (OUC) will seek to tap social resources through supportive and cooperative alliances with top universities across the country, under the guidance of the Ministry of Education (MOE), according to The Strategic Plan for the Open University of China. The OUC has teamed up with top universities to tap quality teaching faculties, programmes and course resources to achieve this goal. The OUC can guarantee its all-round development, thus improving its operating capacities and performance and realizing its historic mission and development targets. Meanwhile, the OUC will use its operating and management system that covers rural and urban areas to make high-quality teaching resources available to more people.
The alliance currently comprises of 27 key universities, namely Peking University, Renmin University of China, Tsinghua University, Beijing Jiaotong University, China Agricultural University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing Language and Culture University, the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing Technology and Business University, Capital Medical University, Communication University of China, Nankai University, Tianjin University, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Jilin University, Northeast Normal University, Harbin Engineering University, Fudan University, Tongji University, Nanjing University, Nanjing Normal University, Zhejiang University, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Wuhan University, Sun Yat-sen University, Tibet University and Shihezi University.
Support Alliance with Ministries and Industry Associations
Openness is one of the OUC’s core values. The OUC seeks to tap the strengths of social resources through supportive and cooperative alliances under the guidance of the MOE to improve its operating capacities and performance. The OUC has established an alliance with a number of ministries and industry associations in accordance with the principles of “equality and mutual benefit, complementary advantages, distinctive development, resource sharing and win-win cooperation.” Making use of their rich resources and introducing their qualification-certification system, The OUC can improve in-service adult education and training and promote the formation of learning-oriented industries. Utilizing the OUC’s distance education public service platform that covers both rural and urban areas, cooperation between the OUC, ministries and industries will provide degree and non-degree continuing OUC, ministries and industries will provide degree and non-degree continuing education for in-service adults, while also helping to build a society and industries that promote lifelong learning.
This alliance currently comprises of 15 government ministries and industry associations, namely the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China, National Population and Family Planning Commission of P.R.China, The People’s Bank of China, National Bureau of Statistics of China, China Disabled Persons’ Federation, China Textile Engineering Society, Chemical Education Society, China National Coal Association, Society of Automotive Engineers of China, China Software Industry Association, China General Chamber of Commerce, China Association of Social Workers, China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, Chinese Association for Mental Hygiene and China Foundry Association.
Support Alliance with Enterprises
The OUC will seek to tap strengths of other social resources through supportive and cooperative alliances under the guidance of the MOE to improve its operating capacities and performance, according to The Strategic Plan for the Open University of China. A support alliance with enterprises will be formed with a number of large-scale enterprises to achieve this goal. Taking advantage of the experts and expertise of enterprises, the OUC can develop the capabilities of teaching staff with dual competencies (in academia and industry), develop programmes and courses with unique features, improve shared training programmes for enterprise staff and boost the formulation of learning-oriented enterprises. Utilizing the experts and expertise of the enterprises and the OUC’s courses with unique features, operating network and public service platform, deep cooperation between the OUC and leading enterprises at home and abroad can provide enterprise staff with varied education and training service and degree and non-degree continuing education.
This alliance currently comprises of five enterprises, namely the China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), Chine Telecom Corporation Limited, GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited, Aviation Industry Corporation of China and Yonyou Software Co., Ltd.
Support Alliance with Cities
The OUC will seek to tap strengths of other social resources through supportive and cooperative alliances under the guidance of the MOE to improve its operating capacities and performance, according to The Strategic Plan for the Open University of China. A support alliance will be formed with a number of major cities conducting comprehensive national educational reforms. Making use of their respective resources and strengths, this alliance can actively promote training programmes, community education and civic education, thereby accelerating the development of learning-oriented cities. Based on in-depth research of these cities’ respective educational resources and mechanisms and their specific needs for the construction of a learning-oriented city, the OUC strives to use existing resources to build a teaching resources-sharing platform between these cities and accelerate their education digitization.
This alliance currently comprises of 16 cities, namely Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian, Changchun, Harbin, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Xiamen, Jinan, Qingdao, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Xi’an.