On the morning of 17 November 2009, the unveil ceremony and symposium was held to celebrate the establishment of the Chinese Language Center ( http://www.myechinese.org/en/) of the Open University of China (the OUC). Mr. Ruan Zhiyong, Secretary of the Party Committee of the OUC, Mr. Li Linshu, the Vice President of the OUC, Zhang Shaogang, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, and the former Vice Director of Hanban, Professor Jiang Mingbao from BLCU (Beijing Language and Culture University), attended the symposium and the opening ceremony.

 

 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,

The great celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Open University of China (OUC) (formerly the China Central Radio & TV University) was held in the Great Hall of the People on Oct 18th. Ms. Liu Yandong, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and State Councilor, sent a letter of congratulations and Ms. Li Weihong, Vice Minister of Education attended the meeting and delivered a speech.

The contract ceremony and press conference on the cooperation between OUC and APTECH for training IT professionals (JBNS website engineers) was held in Beijing Hotel on 31 August 2009. This event announced that OUC, the world's biggest distance teaching system and APTECH IT Education Company, the leading IT professional education brand in China reached an agreement to cooperate on JBNS website engineer training programme.