The recent visit of the OUC delegation to the UK and Netherlands was deemed a great success. Headed by Vice-President Zhang Shaogang, the delegation visited distance and higher education institutions and relevant departments between 24 May and 1 June 2010. Out of this visit have grown some new partnerships with European higher education institutions,and the following achievements have made:

 On May 22, 2010, Vice President Zhang Shaogang of the Open University of China received the President of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and President of Athabasca University Dr. Frits Pannekoek, in the Chinese Language Center. The two sides discussed broadly and deeply on how to promote international exchange and cooperation with respect to teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Division, Li Yawan and the Director of the Multimedia Press, Liang Xiaoqing, also attended the meeting.


Vice President of the OUC, Zhang Shaogang, gave a brief introduction about the cooperation projects between OUC and other countries.


The 29th World Music Education Conference will be held in Beijing, 1-6 August 2010. The Open University of China (OUC) is busy organising a symposium as part of this conference on community music education, and preparing the community music concert.

The World Music Education Conference is famous throughout the world as the leading

The 1st Asian psychoanalytic conference of IPA will be held in Beijing, China, 22-24 October, 2010. The theme is "FREUD AND ASIA -EVOLUTION AND CHANGE: PSYCHOANALYSIS IN THE ASIAN CONTEXT".

The conference is organized by the IPA China Committee, the IPA Centenary Committee, with the China Association for Mental Health, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the foundation of the IPA. The conference represents the IPA commitment to the diffusion and development of psychoanalysis in the Asian Region.

On Feb. 3, 2010, the 28th EXPOLANGUES opened in the Porte de Versailles in Paris. At 5 p.m., the opening ceremony of Chinese language exhibition zone was held in the area of Hanban/Confucious Institute Headquarters, which was hosted by Director of Educational Materials Division from Hanban, Sun Wenzheng. Ms. Liu Jingyu, the chief secretary of the Chinese Embassy to France, and Ms. Mikki Canton, the representative on behalf of the Mayor of Miami, delivered a speech

On 16 Dec 2009, a delegation of language experts from New Zealand came to our university for a visit. The delegation was composed of 13 experts. Zhang Shaogang, Deputy Secretary of CPC Committee of the OUC, Li Yawan, Director of the International Cooperation and Exchanges Division, Liang Xiaoqing, Director of the Chinese Language Center of the OUC,

The 2009 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents was held from November 19th to 22nd, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. Under the theme of 'Quality in the Context of the Financial Crisis', the meeting was advanced by in-depth discussions and exchanges. The ICDE Strategic Plan 2009-2012 was presented in the closing plenary session. The meeting, hosted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, was attended by eighty executives representing fifty institutions from five continents.