During the 2013 “Pioneer Party Members”, “Excellent and Innovative Work Case Studies” and “Excellent Investigation Report” selection activities carried out by the Party Committee directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE), Gu Xiaohua, Vice Dean of the School of Arts and Law of the Open University of China (OUC), and Feng Liguo, Deputy Director of the OUC Learner Support Centre, were named “Pioneer Party Members”,

On February 27, 2014, the Academic Committee of the Open University of China (OUC) invited Wang Daquan, Deputy Director of the Legislative Office of the Ministry of Education (MOE), to interpret the “Regulations for the Academic Committees of Institutions of Higher Learning (hereafter referred to as “the Regulations”)” for the faculty of the OUC.

A Round Table Meeting on the Construction and Development of the OUC Library was held in Beijing on January 7, 2014. Professor Yang Peichao, Vice President of the Library Society of China and Director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Digitization Management Office; Researcher and Director Tang Gengsheng from the National Library of China Social Education Department; Researcher and Secretary-General Huo Ruijuan from the Library Society of China; Researcher and Deputy Curator Sun

   A few days ago, the Open University of China (OUC) finished recording the “Lectures on Chinese Ancient Civilization” course series and will now commence uploading them to the OUC website.

   In the 1980s, the OUC produced a series TV courses named “Lectures on the History of Ancient Chinese Civilization”, including famous scholars such as Wang Li, Qi Gong, Tan Qixiang, Ren Jiyu, Yang Bojun, Ji Shuying.

In line with the self-development needs for e-learning of employees in China and the future development trends of e-learning, “E-learning Practitioner Training” has seen the successive launch of several new courses in recent years. Among these, “English for E-learning Practitioners”,

The selection results of the Seventh Kelei Award for China Science Films and Videos were recently unveiled. The event was jointly sponsored by the Film Bureau of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, China Science Film and Video Association, and Chinese Association of Natural Science Museums. The award ceremony was held at the China Hall of Science and Technology

On December 9, the 2013 Council of the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU) was held simultaneously at the Open University of China (the OUC). The Chinese and American members of the Council and the working staff of CI-MSU exchanged and discussed ideas through both oral and written reports via a live two-way video-conferencing between the two sites.