Recently, the Gansu People’s Provincial Government issued a document entitled “Approval from Gansu People's Provincial Government on the Renaming of Gansu Radio and TV University (Gansu RTVU) as Gansu Open University (Gansu OU)” and approved the renaming of Gansu RTVU as Gansu OU.

According to the official document, Gansu OU’s existing right to run degree and non-degree education, its relationship with administrative subordinates, and its management system remain unchanged. Gansu OU will be included in the Open University of China’s (OUC) school running system. The Provincial Department of Education should strengthen the guidance and management of Gansu OU, help it formulate a comprehensive reform plan, and revise and improve the university's constitution. It should also help Gansu OU constantly broaden the scope of education, establish and improve a quality assurance system, and ensure the realisation of the comprehensive reform goal of open universities put forward by the Ministry of Education. At the same time, the university should be given guidance in how to inherit its fine tradition, seize the new historical development opportunity, further clarify the nature and orientation of its education operation, focus on strengthening the construction of teaching staff, constantly innovate its talent training model, and effectively improve the quality and social benefits of education. In this way, it will make new contributions to promoting the construction of an open education system across the whole province, serving lifelong learning of all people, and promoting the integration of higher, vocational, and continuing education.

By OUC News Network, reprinted from