May 16, 2015 witnessed the successful completion of HSK and HSKK tests at the OUC HSK Test Centre sponsored by the Chinese Language Centre, the Open University of China. In addition, a total of eight levels were opened in May, including the levels of HSK 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and HSKK elementary, intermediate, and advanced, located in ten separate examination rooms. 161 test-takers from the OUC and other universities in Beijing took the examination, among which 78 persons sat for the HSKK test.
May 16, 2015 witnessed a cooperative forum held at the Wukesong campus of the Open University of China (OUC) between the OUC Painting & Calligraphy Art Education Research Institute (hereinafter referred to as the “Institute”) and Yunbaozhai – a renowned collection of the four Chinese study treasures (brush, ink, ink tablet and paper) from Anhui province, which showed that the Institute was taking the first steps in providing a service function.
From May 7th to 8th, 2015, the Open University of China (OUC) convened a seminar on aged education in Beijing. A total of 72 representatives, including the OUC’s President Mr.Yang Zhijian, Vice Presidents Mr. Zhang Shaogang and Mr. Liu Chen, university leaders and relevant department directors in charge of non-degree education and aged education from 41 branches attended the seminar. The seminar was hosted by Mr. Liu Chen.
On the morning of May 6th, 2015, the Opening Ceremony of the 4th China International Senior Services Expo & the 4th Forum on the Development of Chinese Senior Service Industry was held at China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing. The sponsor, China Association of Social Welfare (CASW), invited the Open University of China (OUC) to participate in the Expo, and jointly organized the "Education and Services for Older Adults Staff Building Forum".
On April 10th, 2015, 100 computers donated by the Open University of China (OUC) arrived at Mangxin Town, Yingjisha County, where the resident village officers of Xinjiang RTVU work. This donation is part of the OUC’s extension counterpart support for Xinjiang RTVU.
In order to promote the practical implementation of the national "credit bank" system; expand the available channels for the application of the standard and the application of the learning outcomes; build a cooperation platform to serve different certification institutions; promote the accreditation and transfer of learning outcomes among different certification institutions, as well as the sharing and trading of high-quality resources; and improve the social recognition of the credit bank and its ability for serving society, the OUC Credit Bank Management Office held an alliance seminar on the mutual accreditation of learning outcomes in Beijing on March 26, 2015 and April 2, 2015 respectively. Yan Xiaoping, Executive Deputy Director of the OUC Credit Bank Management Office (Learning Outcomes Accreditation Centre) presided over the ceremony.
April 23rd, 2015 was the 20th annual "World Reading Day". On that day, the Library of the Open University of China (OUC) unveiled a nationwide reading campaign for 2015, with “an overall deployment of school-running system, benefiting peripheral community residents, and organizing theme reading by the OUC” as their working method.
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.