Editor's Notes: The Open University of China (OUC) has initiated a programme to nurture candidates for the inaugural session of "Outstanding Young Teachers," resulting in 104 teachers being bestowed with the esteemed title of "OUC Outstanding Young Teachers."

The 11th Beijing Calligraphy Competition for College Students concluded at the Capital Normal University on 18 June 2023. The event was sponsored by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission under the theme “charm of calligraphy in Beijing” and aims to guide universities and colleges in the city to strengthen cultural transmission, innovation and their role in cultivating talent through culture.

To spread traditional Chinese culture and promote creativity in both the students and faculty of the Open University of China (OUC), the OUC carried out a thematic reading activity in cooperation with the Beijing People’s Art Theatre on 27 May.

On 27 May, the Experimental School of the Open University of China (OUC) held a welcome ceremony titled “Forging Ahead on the New Journey and Building Dreams for the Future” for the 2023 spring semester whole network education programme.

On 24 May 2023, a lecture to promote aesthetic education was held at the Wuhan branch of the Open University of China’s (OUC) School of Art, on the topic of “Writing Calligraphy with Happiness: A Talk on Calligraphy”.

On 23 May2023, the Open University of China (OUC) commenced a series of art master aesthetic education activities throughout its entire system. One of the key highlights was the launch of a large-scale aesthetic education programme titled "Art Master Lectures," which was made available on all OUC learning terminals and external platforms.

On 15 May 2023, at 1 p.m., the highly anticipated class titled "Salute to the Masters: Vincent Willem Van Gogh and Oscar-Claude Monet-A Face-to-Face Oil Painting Tutorial for Beginner Students" commenced punctually at the Weigongcun Campus of the Seniors University of China (SUC).

To promote and deepen a culture of national reading promoted by the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Ju Chuanjin, vice president of the Open University of China (OUC), presided over a conference with teaching staff from different departments on 16 May 2023.