On Feb. 3, 2010, the 28th EXPOLANGUES opened in the Porte de Versailles in Paris. At 5 p.m., the opening ceremony of Chinese language exhibition zone was held in the area of Hanban/Confucious Institute Headquarters, which was hosted by Director of Educational Materials Division from Hanban, Sun Wenzheng. Ms. Liu Jingyu, the chief secretary of the Chinese Embassy to France, and Ms. Mikki Canton, the representative on behalf of the Mayor of Miami, delivered a speech

On 16 Dec 2009, a delegation of language experts from New Zealand came to our university for a visit. The delegation was composed of 13 experts. Zhang Shaogang, Deputy Secretary of CPC Committee of the OUC, Li Yawan, Director of the International Cooperation and Exchanges Division, Liang Xiaoqing, Director of the Chinese Language Center of the OUC,

The 2009 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents was held from November 19th to 22nd, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. Under the theme of 'Quality in the Context of the Financial Crisis', the meeting was advanced by in-depth discussions and exchanges. The ICDE Strategic Plan 2009-2012 was presented in the closing plenary session. The meeting, hosted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, was attended by eighty executives representing fifty institutions from five continents.

 1. The World Conference of Open University Presidents  was held in Saitama, Japan between November 14-15, 2009. Here is the Opening Ceremony, Prof. Hiromitsu Ishi is making a speech to welcome the delegates.

 

 

 

1. On the 3rd of November, 2009, Prof. Li Yawan, Director of International Cooperation & Exchange Division of the Open University of China participated in the AAOU Executive Committee Meeting and General Body Meeting on behalf of the OUC.

 

 

Prof. Zhang Shaogang, Vice president of the Open University of China, together with Prof. Liang Xiaoqing, Director of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Center, and Prof. Li Yawan, Director of International Cooperation & Exchange Division paid academic visits to CIBT and other institutions like Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Sprott-Shaw Community College, Faculty of Business Administration in Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology in Canada, Thompson Rivers University, seeking opportunities for collaboration and negotiating with the counterparts about the content and format in collaboration in

On 19th October 2009, the Open University of China (formerly the China Central Radio & TV University) signed a cooperation framework agreement with CIBT Education Group Inc. (CIBT). Vice Secretary Zhang Shaogang of the Party Committee in the OUC and President Dean Duperron of Sprott-Shaw College of Canada signed the agreement on behalf of OUC and CIBT respectively. The signing of the cooperation framework agreement was a key event in the "2009 International Forum on Open and Distance Education".

The 2009 International Forum on Open and Distance Education co-sponsored by the Open University of China (formerly the China Central Radio & TV University) and the China Distance Education Society was formally opened at the Beijing Minzu Hotel on October 16. It was an important part of the celebration for the 30th Anniversary of OUC. The theme for the forum was "Challenges and Opportunities for ODL in Lifelong Learning in a Global Financial and Economic Crisis". During the two-day forum from 16th to 17th,