To jointly explore a new training model for industrial workers based on the concept of lifelong learning, build a modern education system, serve the upgrading of industry and boost the growth and development of the staff, The Open University of China (OUC) and Guangdong Federation of Trade Unions have worked together to implement “Assistance Plan for New Industrial Workers” (Assistance Plan for short). Both parties signed the Agreement on Education Cooperation in Carrying Out a “Massive Training Campaign for Tens of Thousands of Staff” at the OUC in Beijing on March 25th, 2015.

In order to share and exchange experiences in building an overpass to lifelong learning between mainland China and Hong Kong, a round-table conference on Qualifications Framework and lifelong learning overpass construction was held in Beijing on January 9. The conference was jointly organized by the Open University of China (OUC), the Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS), the Centre for Research in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, School of Professional and Continuing Education,the University of Hong Kong (HKU SPACE). The participants of the conference exchanged their experiences in carrying out Qualifications Framework and construction of the overpass to lifelong learning.

On 25 December 2014, the Open University of China (OUC) and Beijing Automotive Industrial Company (BAIC) signed a cooperative agreement to join hands in establishing the BAIC Learning Centre of the OUC Beijing Experimental School.

On 23 December 2014, the School of Automotive Engineering Learning Centre (Branch) Seminar of The Open University of China (OUC) was convened, with the first batch of eight learning centres being inaugurated at the meeting. 

On January 24,2015, the Open University of China (OUC) and Chengdu Radio and TV University (RTVU) signed an agreement to jointly establish an OUC Experimental School in Tianfu New Area. President of the OUC, Mr. Yang Zhijian, and President of Chengdu RTVU, Mr. Zhou Jiping, signed the cooperation agreement. Mr.Yang Zhijian delivered the plaque to the Experimental School. 

On December 26, 2014, a seminar on the planning and design of the Healthy and Artistic Pension Service Experiential National Demonstration Centre (hereinafter referred to as the National Demonstration Centre) was held in the Open University of China (OUC) conference centre. The seminar was organized by the OUC Department of Social Education and Vocational Training.

From December 18th to 19th, 2014, the first working conference of the Committee of Standards for Instruction (CSI) of the Open University of China (OUC) kicked off in Zhuhai. A total of 35 people, including Li Linshu, the OUC Vice President, Vice Director of the Committee on Quality Assurance (CQA) as well as Director of CSI, Fang Jianzhuang, Secretary of the Party Committee and Member of CQA of Guangdong Open University, as well as members of the CSI, invited specialists, and leaders from Zhuhai RTVU attended the conference.

On December 7-8, 2014, the 9th Confucius Institute Conference was held in Xiamen, Fujian Province. With the theme “Towards a New Decade of Confucius Institute”,  a total of over people attended this year’s conference, including directors of Confucius Institutes and presidents of the host universities from 126 countries and regions around the globe,