On 21st March 2023, after being established for only 18 days, the first class of the Seniors University of China (SUC) officially began.

Food delivery worker Jiang Hailong used to take breaks from 3 pm to 5 pm and after 10 pm, when there were fewer orders. However, since he signed up for an online program to get a higher vocational degree last year, he uses his free time to study.

The nation plans to invest in the talents of older people and also help them remain mentally active, Zou Shuo reports.

After the Seniors University of China was formally established in Beijing last month, Li Jing was among the first students to take a course at the national-level facility.

The Report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China proposed that "education, science and technology, and human resources are the foundational and strategic pillars for building a modern socialist country in all respects," and clearly required that "we will promote the digitalisation of education and build a society and country of learning where lifelong learning is pursued by all."

Those having obtained teacher-qualification, nurse-practitioner, or new-media editor certification, among others, are eligible for accreditation by the Credit Bank of the Open University of China (OUC). The Credit Bank platform enables credit transfer for eight categories of professional certification and learning outcomes with no fixed forms, making repetition of coursework unnecessary.

On a day in early winter, villagers gathered attentively in the Cultural Square of Wushi Township, Huangshan District, Huangshan City, Anhui Province.

The book Driving Lifelong Learning: Interview with CPC Party Secretaries or Presidents of China’s Open Universities on Transformation and Development of Open Universities planned by Distance Education in China Journal and published by OUC Publishing & Media Group was officially released.

A chapter in the report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) noted the need to “invigorate China through science and education and develop a strong workforce for the modernisation drive”, highlighting education in the new era as the foundational and strategic pillar of comprehensively building a modern socialist country.