To improve the teaching quality of distance education for people with disabilities, and to upgrade the overall teaching management of the School for the Disabled of the Open University of China (OUC), we have carried out the selection for national model tutorial centres or schools in 2009.Three branch schools –Inner Mongolia School, Shenzhen School and Wuhan School- were selected. Each of these three branch schools was awarded a special subsidy of

The Fourth Confucius Institute Conference opened in Beijing on December 11th, 2009. The opening ceremony was chaired by Yuan Guiren, Chinese Minister of Education and Vice President of the Board of Trustee of the Confucius Institute Headquarter. Liu Yandong, State Councilor and President of the Board of Trustee of the Confucius Institute Headquarter, delivered a keynote speech. More than 1,000 distinguished guests from both home and abroad, including presidents of Confucius institutes from

On 8 January 2010, a selection named "the Maoda Yuancheng Cup" (the Cup for Distance Education from the University of International Business and Economics) sponsored by the journal of China Distance Education and assisted by the School of Distance Education of the University of International Business and Economics unveiled the result of the ten most influential events on China modern distance education in the past ten years (1999-2009). The selection was guided by

At the dawn of the year 2010, President Ge Daokai and Party Committee Secretary Ruan Zhiyong of the Open University of China (OUC)sent congratulatory message to extend their New Year greetings to all the staff members and retirees engaged in the educational work in all radio and TV universities in China (CRVTUs), to all the leaders and friends from all walks of life and school alumni at home and abroad who have given their concern and support to the development of CRTVUs. The full text can be read as follows:

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 ( 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.