On the morning of November 10th 2009, the "Modern Distance Education and Life-long Learning Forum" and the "Exhibition of Ten Years' Achievements on Modern Distance Education" co-sponsored by the China Distance Education Society and the Open University of China was held in Beijing International Convention Center. More than 400 representatives and students from 69 universities involved in the distance education experiment, the Open University of China, the departments


On the morning of 17 November 2009, the unveil ceremony and symposium was held to celebrate the establishment of the Chinese Language Center ( http://www.myechinese.org/en/) of the Open University of China (the OUC). Mr. Ruan Zhiyong, Secretary of the Party Committee of the OUC, Mr. Li Linshu, the Vice President of the OUC, Zhang Shaogang, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, and the former Vice Director of Hanban, Professor Jiang Mingbao from BLCU (Beijing Language and Culture University), attended the symposium and the opening ceremony.

 

The great celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Open University of China (OUC) (formerly the China Central Radio & TV University) was held in the Great Hall of the People on Oct 18th. Ms. Liu Yandong, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and State Councilor, sent a letter of congratulations and Ms. Li Weihong, Vice Minister of Education attended the meeting and delivered a speech.

The contract ceremony and press conference on the cooperation between OUC and APTECH for training IT professionals (JBNS website engineers) was held in Beijing Hotel on 31 August 2009. This event announced that OUC, the world's biggest distance teaching system and APTECH IT Education Company, the leading IT professional education brand in China reached an agreement to cooperate on JBNS website engineer training programme.

A six-day photo exhibition opened at 10 a.m. on May 21, 2009 at the West Hall of China Millennium Monument to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Open University of China (OUC). This Exhibition is organized by OUC and continues for several months.

Some 100 photographs were selected by OUC from 520 submissions by the 200-plus staff members