On 6 January 2022, a meeting in Beijing launched the “Vocational-training Project for Health Professionals”, jointly initiated by the Open University of China (OUC) and the Health Human Resources Development Centre of the Ministry of Health (HHRDC). Through large-scale cooperation, they plan to enhance the training of and curricula directed toward health professionals.

The Faculty of Agroforestry and Medicine of the Open University of China (OUC) held its second Nursing Case Competition from April to December 2021 in response to the Party's education policies, and to help foster virtue through education. The finals of the first competition were held in June of 2019.

In order to help build a country-wide lifelong-learning system, enhance public services and the inclusivity of community education, and find members of the public with professional training who are willing to act as teachers, the Ministry of Education (MOE) is working to promote community education through its Research & Training Centre for Community Education. So far the Centre has received interest from 30 provinces, and preparations have entered their second stage.

Recently the Open University of China (OUC) held a meeting with branches involved in the pilot use of the “One Network and One Platform”. Personnel from the OUC Information Technology and Learning Resources departments and other staff, including members of project-construction units, attended online, while personnel in charge of academic affairs, teaching, and IT from the pilot branches attended via video links.

Waving goodbye to 2021 and striding into the new year, on 30 December 2021 the Open University of China (OUC) held a celebration to welcome 2022 with the theme of "Forging Ahead Bravely and Creating a New Future". Members of the OUC leadership watched the performances, and Cao Guoyong, executive deputy secretary of the OUC Party Committee, delivered a speech.

The Cyberspace Administration of China recently released a list of selections to the “National Blockchain Innovative Application Pilot Programme” in education, with the Open University of China (OUC) selected in the area of  “blockchain + education”. A total of 14 projects are included from 14 institutions, including Tsinghua University, Peking University, and the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

On 29 and 30 December 2021, the Open University of China (OUC) held interviews for visiting scholars of the 2022 "Sino-British Fellowship Trust Project" in Beijing. 33 teaching, management and research staff from open universities nationwide, including 11 from the OUC and 22 from local open universities, were interviewed by judges and experts both online and in-person. Staff from the OUC Discipline Inspection Department were invited to supervise and guide, with staff from the OUC Intercontinental Department and Department of Student Affairs and Teacher Development sitting in.

In order to promote the various education-reform initiatives currently underway at the OUC, its Faculty of Education held a forum, the first of its kind, on 23 December 2021, and invited discipline leaders and course leaders to discuss the topic in relation to majors, curriculum-resource construction, curriculum-evaluation design, team teaching, and other areas. Li Song, OUC vice president, delivered a speech, and the forum was chaired by Zhang Xia, vice dean of the Faculty of Education.