In order to enhance the friendship between China and Pakistan and to promote the mutual development of the higher education in both countries, on 9 June, Prof. Ali Asghar Chishti, President of Allama Iqbal Open University of Pakistan, along with his party of two other persons, visited the Open University of China (OUC), and signed a cooperation agreement.

On June 24-27, 2014, the 2014 IACEE 14th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education was held at Stanford University in the United States. A 4-person delegation from the Open University of China (OUC), including Cui Lin from the School of Engineering, Wu Shuping from the Information Technology Department, and Wang Like and Yuan Ling from the Credit Bank Management Office attended the conference. They spoke at the conference and presented a poster. This is the OUC’s debut at the World Conference on Continuing Education since its establishment.

On April 28th and 29th of 2014, President of the Open University of China (OUC), Yang Zhijian, attended the ICDE's second Executive Committee Meeting in Oslo, Norway. At the same time, he also attended the “International workshop on policy for OER and less used languages”, where he also gave a discourse.

The training class “New Technology Application in Education” officially began on March 1. It was presented by the Research and Development Centre for the Integration and Application of Digital Learning Technologies (RDCIADLT), Ministry of Education, China, based in the Open University of China (OUC) in cooperation with Latina Lab of Oslo University College of Norway.

On November 22-24, 2013, the 47th American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo was held in Orlando, Florida, USA. The theme was “New Spaces, New Realities: Learning Any Time, Any Place”, which coincides with The Open University of China's (the OUC's) "MyEChinese" Distance Chinese Teaching Platform ( As usual, the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Annual Conference was held in conjunction with the ACTFL annual convention.

 On the 22nd of October, 2013, the Open University of China (OUC) signed a cooperative letter of intent with the Academic Partnership International (API) in London. The signing ceremony was attended by the President of the OUC, Yang Zhijian, Vice President of the OUC, Zhang Shaogang, the Dean of the OUC School of Agroforestry and Medicine,

From October 1 to 3, 2013, the 27th Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) was held in Islamabad, Pakistan. Zhang Hui, vice president of the OUC led a five-member delegation to attend the conference. This annual conference was organized by Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
Recently, the ICDE Election Committee sent a letter of congratulation to Dr. Yang Zhijian on his re-election as a member of the new Executive Committee of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). The new Executive Committee will serve a four year term, from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2017.