On 13 January 2019, the Open University of China (OUC) School of Life and Health was inaugurated at the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
He Jiesheng, former vice minister of the Ministry of Health; Lin Yu, former vice president of the OUC; Li Daning, former deputy director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Tang Zuxuan, famous expert on traditional Chinese medicine; Zheng Shouzeng, former president of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine; and Chen Luojia, president of the Chinese Association for the Research and Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a Chinese folk society, attended the opening ceremony and unveiled the OUC School of Life and Health.
The OUC School of Life and Health is an industrial college established by the OUC in cooperation with the Chinese Association for Research and Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Haomei Health Industry Co., Ltd. It embodies the opening of the OUC to society and serves learning-type industries and companies. It aims to provide non-degree and degree continuing education and qualifications for practitioners in health care and other industries and is an important part of the OUC’s organisational system.
He Jiesheng, former vice minister of Ministry of Health, gives a speech
Li Daning, former deputy director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, gives a speech
Professor Zheng Shouzeng, former president of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, gives a speech
Lin Yu, vice president of the OUC, gives a speech
The leaders at the meeting hope that all parties involved in running the school will work closely together, create a successful overall design, give full play to the characteristics of the industry, fully integrate national health and traditional Chinese medicine education resources, and successfully operate the College of Life and Health, in order to train qualified life and health professionals for society and industries, and contribute to the health and development of the nation.
It was pointed out in the meeting that the large-scale health industry is developing rapidly and requires an increase in large-scale and multi-level professionals following the proposal of the national strategy of "Healthy China". The OUC School of Life and Health, relying on the idea of "Internet plus education,” combines the unique advantages of Chinese medicine with health management on the basis of the concept of health and regimen, popularises health knowledge, develops Chinese medicine culture, and trains health care talents. It is a practical action to implement the Healthy China strategy, an important measure to meet the needs of society and health, and also a way to promote health care, rehabilitation, and senior care services and bring benefit to the people.
By Shen Juan,OUC