On January 9, 2013, a delegation led by Professor Helge Hoivik of Oslo University College visited the Open University of China (OUC). As a result of in-depth discussions, the two sides have decided to cooperate closely in fields including distance education course development and the use of distance education in teacher training.
On December 17, 2012, Mr. Abhimanyu Singh, Director and Representative, UNESCO Beijing was invited to visit the OUC and give two speeches on “Open and Distance Learning: Global Trends and Prospects” and “The History and Development of Open and Distance Learning in India” at the OUC Open Forum.
In November 2012, Yang Zhijian, president of the Open University of China (OUC), led a delegation to the Open University, UK (OUUK) and attended the 2012 International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Professor Liu Dailin from the School of Foreign Languages of the OUC, Yang Yongbo, director of the International Cooperation and Exchange
On November 6, 2012, an economic and trade delegation led by Radu Zaharia, general director of the Trade and International Relations, Romanian Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business
Environment, visited the Open University of China’s (OUC) conference center. The delegation was accompanied by Augustin Iosifescu
On November 1, 2012, a high-level delegation from Canada's Athabasca University visited the OUC. The delegates were Dr. Margaret Haughey (Vice President, Academic), Brian Stewart (Vice President Information Technology), Dr. Cindy Ives (Associate Vice President, Learning Resources) and Dr. Iain Grant (Manager, Special Projects).
On June 25, 2012, a 13-member delegation headed by Nils Usakovs, mayor of Riga, visited the Open University of China (OUC). Vice President Zhang Shaogang met with the delegation along with Director Yang Yongbo of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, Vice Director Li Fujia of the ChineseLanguageCenter, Vice Director Wang Ying of the Research Institute of Open and Distance Education and other OUC colleagues.
The 7th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT7) was held May 25-27, 2012, at theHawaii Imin International Conference Center at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. The OUC Chinese Language Center attended the conference and presented a paper entitled "A Framework for Distance Chinese Education in the Cloud and Mobile Era", introducing the development philosophy and research achievements of the "MyEChinese Distance Chinese
From May 13 to May 16, a delegation led by OUC Vice President Zhang Shaogang visited Ecuador at the invitation of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ecuador. The delegation held talks with representatives from the Ecuador government and was briefed on the status of open and distance education in Ecuador.