The Office of the Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education for Education and Instruction in Vocational Education (hereinafter referred to as “the office”) held a workshop on “Vocational Higher Education Reform and the Construction of Pilot Schemes in Open Universities” in Wuhan from June 20-21, 2013. The workshop was attended

The Guangzhou Branch of the Open University of China (OUC) has been officially inaugurated at Guangzhou Radio and TV University (Guangzhou RTVU), signifying the completion of 52-year-old Guangzhou RTVU’s transformation into an open university. Vice Mayor of Guangzhou Wang Dong attended the unveiling ceremony.

Co-hosted by the Central Civilization Office and Chinese Civilization Network, “Best Chinese People” Awards in May have been announced recently. Lan Suwen, a student of Wencheng Branch of Zhejiang Radio & TV University (Zhejiang RTVU) who enrolled in the autumn of 2011 and majored in law, was selected as one of the “Most Dedicated Chinese People”.  

On June 6, 2013, Chongqing Radio and TV University (RTVU) launched its pilot programme of the Open Education Learner Support System (2013 Version) in the Digital Learner Harbor of its Continuing Education Institute. Fuling RTVU, Qianjiang RTVU, Yongchuan RTVU, Jiangong College and Continuing Education Institute are also included in the first group of pilot units.

The second session of the “International Chinese Teacher Training” project  organized by the OUC was held in Beijing from June 5-9, 2013. Key teachers and teaching management staff from Tianjin, Chongqing, Yunnan, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Anhui, Gansu, Heilongjiang, Guangxi, Chengdu, and Lanzhou attended this 5-day training programme. 

Students in the Model Worker Class who enrolled in 2011 and 2012 in Qingdao Radio & TV University (Qingdao RTVU) organized a blood drive at the Bus No.6 terminus to repay the Qingdao Federation of Trade Unions, Qingdao RTVU, and people from all sectors of the society. The activity also drew attention to June 14 — World Blood Donor Day.

The Open University UK (OUUK), a partner in the “Training for Online Learning Practitioners” project, has sent Dr. Martin Smith to the Open University of China (OUC) to help reform the project’s courses. Dr. Smith has held workshops with several course groups.