From 21-28 September 2019, the Open University of China (OUC) sent a delegation of five people headed by vice president Yang Xiaotang to visit the University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea and Massey University in New Zealand. The delegation attended the launch ceremony of the Confucius Education, Culture, and Research Centre (hereinafter referred to as Confucius Centre) at the University of Goroka and signed a Memorandum of Understanding and also held talks and reached cooperation intentions with Massey University in the areas of online distance teaching and teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

A delegation of five people headed by deputy secretary of the Open University of China (OUC) Liu Chen recently visited Open University Malaysia (OUM), Universal College, the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), and Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), among others. They negotiated academic exchanges and Chinese language teaching, and carried out work on the “World Open Universities Case Study Series.”

At the invitation of Anadolu University, from 24-28 June 2019 a delegation of five people headed by vice president of the Open University of China (OUC) Yang Xiaotang visited the Ankara Open Education Study Centre of Anadolu University and Istanbul Admissions Office to discuss school cooperation matters and sign a strategic cooperation agreement. They also conducted field visits and obtained first-hand research data for the "Anadolu University Case Study Project.”

From 3-5 June 2019, a delegation of five people headed by vice president of the OUC Lin Yu visited the Department for International Trade, the University of Leicester, and the University of London to discuss the Sino-British Fellowship Programme and explore other potential areas of cooperation.

The 9th KNOU-OUC-OUJ International Seminar was held in Seoul, South Korea, from 23- 24 May 2019.

Professor Frank Youngman, vice president of Botswana Open University (BOU), visited the Open University of China (OUC) on 29 April 2019 while he was attending the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

On 22 April 2019, a delegation from Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) visited the Open University of China (OUC).

The Education Research Institute of the Open University of China (OUC) has been working together with other OUC sectors to strengthen exchanges with international open and distance educational organisations and open universities from around the world in order to promote international academic research — in particular, cooperative academic research with open universities along the Belt and Road routes — and expand the OUC’s influence in the field of international open and distance education.