Right after the Spring Festival, when a festive atmosphere lingered, and a joyful smile still remained on people's faces, Luo Xia, a girl from Hefei, Anhui, seemed perplexed by something, and possessed a frown on her face.

On 3rd Dec., 2017, to the rhythm of the school song, the OUC Experimental School Graduation & Degree Conferring Ceremony was held at Wukesong Campus, the OUC’s headquarters. Fifty-one graduates went up onto the platform, shook hands with and saluted president Yang Zhijian, and received their graduation certificate. Twenty-six students were conferred Bachelor’s degrees.

During the final examinations at the end of the spring semester, the Academic Affairs Department of the Open University of China (OUC) got a phone call from a student from Fujian branch. He lamented that the results of one of his courses had failed to meet the lowest requirements because of his illness. He felt extremely frustrated because he thought he could not get a degree.

After a busy day at work, Xiao Li, a nurse in a 3A hospital in Beijing, opens her computer and logs into the Open University of China’s (OUC) formative assessment system to complete a test for her course in the public affairs administration major.

In September, thousands of students returned to school to pursue their learning dreams. They stepped into the Open University of China (OUC), a university without walls, and began a new journey of study.

Beginning in 2000, aiming to help non-commissioned officers realise their dream of attending college while still in the military, and construct a learning-oriented military, the Open University of China (OUC) successively established Bayi School, Zongcan School, and School for the Air Force.

Shoemakers, carpenters, blacksmiths, and tofu makers are all craftsmen. “Craftsman” originally means a person with outstanding skills. “Craftsmanship” is a way of making a living, and a person with a certain craft is called a craftsman. By constantly tempering and polishing with their hands, they manage to pursue the utmost aspiration for skill and quality.

I. No longer able to keep up with the times?

I am an ordinary driver who works for a construction company.