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”.
On October 31, 2014, the Open University of China (OUC) and China Association of Social Welfare (CASW) signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement to jointly foster the construction of The OUC Open University for Older Adults. Yang Zhijian, Liu Chen, relevant department heads from the OUC, Executive Vice Chairman of CASW Zhang Mingliang, Vice Chairman and General Secretary of CASW Feng Xiaoli, and related personnel attended the signing ceremony.
On October 25, 2014, the i-3D Print Experience Room designed and constructed by the OUC was officially put into use. Under the instruction of staff from the Research and Development Centre for Digital Learning of the Open University of China (OUC), more than ten teachers and students from Beijing Jingshan School learned about the operation of 3D printing technology, experienced the magical effects of the technology and printed 3D models in the Experience Room, which is located at Zhongguancun College in Haidian District.
Under the guidance of the Open University of China (OUC) and the National Modern Distance Education Consortium for Higher Education Institutions, the journal Distance Education in China will hold the 13th China International Distance Education Conference 2014 in Beijing from November 27 to 28, 2014.
On September 9, 2014, a tasteful and beautiful performance of the Peking Opera “Drunken Concubine”, the first of its kind at the Open University of China (OUC), was held to mark the announcement and debut of the OUC Peking Opera Research and Study Society after preparation for nearly two years. The announcement was made as part of the cultural activities held to celebrate 2014 Teachers’ Day.
On October 18-19, 2014, Innovative Development of Higher Vocational Education and the 2014 Annual National Joint Conference of Vocational Technical College Presidents was held in Taizhou City, Jiangsu Province. The annual conference was sponsored by the National Joint Conference of Vocational Technical College Presidents and was divided into five modules.