From 16th to 24th March 2017, at the invitation of Egerton University, African Council for Distance Education, and the Open University of Tanzania, the Open University of China (OUC) dispatched a delegation led by its vice president Yang Xiaotang to visit Kenya and Tanzania.

From 11th to 17th December, 2016, a delegation headed by OUC Vice President Li Linshu conducted a research tour on the progress of educational informatisation in the United States. The delegation included heads from both the Information Technology and Learning Resources departments.

In order to better adapt to the demands of course construction and teaching design in the new era, the Learning Resources Department of the Open University of China (OUC) recently invited Professor Mark Endean from the Open University, UK (OU) to visit the OUC.

On the afternoon of July 19, 2016, a delegation headed by Mr. Robert Parua, a UNESCO Education Programme Specialist, visited the Open University of China (OUC).

Recently, ICDE focused on planning development strategy for 2017-2020, holding ICDE executive committee conventional and special meetings via network video conferences to solicit extensive thoughts and suggestions from each executive committee member and members of their representative regions.

On June 3, 2016, a delegation of 4 people headed by director general of UDIMA Arturo de las Heras Garcia paid a visit to the Open University of China (OUC).

On May 6, 2016, a delegation of four people headed by Associate Vice President and Professor Ip Yiu-keung from the Open University of Hong Kong visited the Open University of China (OUC). OUC President Yang Zhijian, Vice President Zhang Shaogang, and heads from relevant departments met with them and discussed cooperation issues. Both sides had an in-depth and pragmatic discussion on how to promote further cooperation and exchanges between them.

On the afternoon of February 26, 2016, in the company of Chairman of Russia-China Cultural Education Development Foundation Cui Shan and the delegation, Vice President of Lomonosov Moscow State University Yuri Mazei visited the Open University of China (OUC).