The 27th World Conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) was held in Toronto, Canada from 16th to 19th October, 2017.

From 7-8th September 2017, the 7th OUJ-OUC-KNOU International Seminar was held at the Open University of Japan (OUJ).

On June 3, 2016, a delegation of 4 people headed by director general of UDIMA Arturo de las Heras Garcia paid a visit to the Open University of China (OUC).

On May 6, 2016, a delegation of four people headed by Associate Vice President and Professor Ip Yiu-keung from the Open University of Hong Kong visited the Open University of China (OUC). OUC President Yang Zhijian, Vice President Zhang Shaogang, and heads from relevant departments met with them and discussed cooperation issues. Both sides had an in-depth and pragmatic discussion on how to promote further cooperation and exchanges between them.

On the afternoon of February 26, 2016, in the company of Chairman of Russia-China Cultural Education Development Foundation Cui Shan and the delegation, Vice President of Lomonosov Moscow State University Yuri Mazei visited the Open University of China (OUC).

The 29th AAOU Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from November 30th to December 2nd,2015. The conference’s main theme was “New Frontiers in Open and Distance Learning (ODL).” Hosted by the Open University of Malaysia (OUM), the conference welcomed more than 260 representatives from over 20 countries and regions,including OUC delegates, who attended the conference and presented papers.

On September 6, 2015, a group of 25 members from the UNESCO International Seminar on Girls’ and Women's Education visited the Open University of China (OUC). The delegation was made up of educators from nearly 10 countries, including Ethiopia, Namibia and Nepal, and project officials from the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

On July 21, 2015, Dr. Li Fuxin, President of the Chinese Language Teachers’ Federation of Australia (CLTFA) visited the Open University of China (OUC). Dr. Li looked through the university’s MyEChinese teaching platform and expressed his wish to discuss the possibilities for promoting the platform in the Chinese schools in Australia.