A delegation from New Zealand’s Massey University visited the Open University of China (OUC) on June 6, 2013. The delegation included Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey and four other people. Zhang Shaogang, deputy secretary of the OUC Party Committee, and Yang Yongbo and Chen Haishan, director and deputy director of the OUC

On May 28, 2013, leaders from the OUC and Riga City Council’s Education, Culture and Sports Department signed a cooperation agreement at Riga City Hall. The two sides also attended the unveiling of the first Chinese distance learning center in the Baltic region, of which they are co-founders. Riga City Executive Juris Radzevičs gave a speech at the ceremony.
 
With the rapid development of online learning in China, online learning practitioners are having to acquire a wider range of skills and qualities. The Open University, UK (OUUK), a partner in the “Training for Online Learning Practitioners” project, sent Dr. Martin Smith to the Open University of China (OUC) for one month to help reform the project’s courses. Our reporter was honored to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Smith.

On May 9, 2013, the OUC and the Open University, UK (OUUK) signed a strategic cooperation memorandum in Beijing.

According to the memorandum, the two sides will explore the development of online distance education based

The Open University UK (OUUK), a partner in the “Training for Online Learning Practitioners” project, has sent Dr. Martin Smith to the OUC for one month to participate in reforming

The three-day National Chinese Language Conference ended in Boston, US on April 9. At the conference, the learning resources of the MyEChinese international education distance teaching platform, produced by the OUC’s Chinese Language Center, attracted many participants.

A delegation including Dr. Wallace Pound, president of Florida Technical College, the college’s project manager in China, Dr. Shi Yuxun, and two others visited Shaanxi RTVU on March 14.

On March 6-11, 2013, OUC President Yang Zhijian led a delegation to participate in the 40th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Spain's Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) and attend this year's first executive committee meeting of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).