From November 27-28, 2014, China International Distance Education Conference 2014 was held in Beijing. With the theme of “Science and Technology Leads Future Learning, Strategic Choices in the Age of Changing Education”, the Conference focused on the development of information technology, scientific and technological achievements in related fields, and “MOOC”, and discussed their impact on traditional education fields in China and how Chinese education should respond to the challenge.
On November 26, member of the National Advisory Committee on Education (NACE) and leader of the Lifelong Education System and Mechanism (LESM) Construction Team Hao Keming, along with other experts from the Committee, inspected the Wukesong campus of the Open University of China (OUC).
On November 4, 2014, the national opening ceremony of the Activity Week of Lifelong Learning for All, co-hosted by the Department of Vocational and Adult Education of the Ministry of Education (MOE), the China National Commission for UNESCO, and the China Adult Education Association, was held in Yuzhong District of Chongqing.
At the 2014 Annual Nationwide Reading Meeting held at Hunan Library from November 11-13, the thesis “A Practical Exploration of Reading Promotion Activities for Rural Adolescents” submitted by Zhang Hongli from the library of The Open University of China (OUC) stood out from 402 theses sent by 361 libraries and 14 publishing houses and bookstores nationally and won the first prize.
On November 26th, 2013, the Open University of China (OUC) held a seminar to mark the opening of several industry pilot schools in Beijing (Industry Schools). Schools focused on ten different industries were formally established: coal, social work, logistics, textiles, mechanical industries, automobile repair, casting, information security, circular economy, and software.
The Ninth Staff Sports Meeting of the Ministry of Education (MOE), a biennial sports event, was held on April 29 in the Beijing Olympic Sports Centre. The OUC continued to achieve good results, including placing third in total team score, as well as taking home the Best Organization award and the Advanced Propaganda Work award.
On April 24, the OUC Children Media (Beijing) Cultural Communication Co., Ltd., funded by the Open University of China (OUC) Press Co., Ltd., inaugural ceremony was held in the Wukesong Publishing Building.
Recently, after evaluation and public comments of the China Central Radio and TV University (CCRTVU, now the OUC) Committee of Evaluation of Excellent Graduates, 429 students were selected to receive the award “Excellent Graduates of CCRTVU - Class of 2013”.