According to the seventh national population census, the number of people aged 60 and above in China has already reached 264 million, accounting for 18.70% of the total population.

The Open University of China (OUC) held a work conference on the 2022 Provision of “1+7” Support for Qinghai Open University (Qinghai OU) on 17 November.

Since its establishment in 1979, the Open University of China (OUC) has had a focus on offering training in rural areas throughout the country, with the aim of promoting development in these areas.

The report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) pointed out that “we will promote the digitalisation of education and build a society and country of learning where lifelong learning is pursued by all” and restated that “we will pursue a proactive national strategy in response to population ageing”.

In the 2022 autumn term, the Open University of China (OUC) improved the livestreaming teaching facilities for the teachers’ mobile terminals to enhance the effectiveness of live teaching.

From 10 to 13 November 2022, the finals of the 8th China International “Internet +” College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition was held online.

The 10th Beijing Calligraphy Competition for College Students concluded on 6 November 2022. Xie Jianli, first-prize winner, is a student in the Calligraphy undergraduate programme Spring 2022 at the Experimental School of the Open University of China (OUC).

Recently, a cloud-class programme named “Sangyu Jinhui”, dedicated to lifelong learning for older adults and jointly launched by the Open University of China (OUC) and the Financial Management Department of the National Government Offices Administration, was listed as one of the “Lifelong Learning Brand Projects” released by the China Adult Education Association (CAEA).