The OUC’s iTunes U channel was officially launched on February 1, 2013. More than 30 free open courses have been uploaded, providing Chinese teaching and cultural resources for learners both at home and abroad.

Dear students, teachers and friends, 

As we say goodbye to the past year and welcome the coming of the new year, on behalf of the OUC I would like to wish a very happy new year to all our students, teachers and retired coworkers of the RTVUs at all levels across China, as well as all those who have supported the development of distance education over the past year. 

The Open University of China (OUC) recently launched the RTVU system for international Chinese teacher training. The aims of the training are threefold: prepare teachers for international Chinese education within the RTVU system, facilitate the overseas expansion of  local RTVUs, and accelerate the internationalization of the OUC.

On January 5, 2013, the OUC Continuing Education School and the Yonyou Management Software College came together to hold the first management software application engineer training class at the OUC. 30 trainees from nine provinces and one city in China attended the class. 

Shaanxi RTVU’s Xincheng Branch School recently held a traditional Han Chinese clothing and etiquette event with the theme “A Feast for Gentlemen”. 

The 30th anniversary of the establishment of the China Central Radio and TV University (CCRTVU, now The Open University of China, OUC) Press was held at the OUC’s Wukesong Distance Education Teaching Building on the morning of December 22, 2012. Over 400 guests, including university leaders, staff from the CCRTVU Press, publishing industry colleagues and other elites in Beijing, attended the celebration.  

On December 17, 2012, Mr. Abhimanyu Singh, Director and Representative, UNESCO Beijing was invited to visit the OUC and give two speeches on “Open and Distance Learning: Global Trends and Prospects” and “The History and Development of Open and Distance Learning in India” at the OUC Open Forum. 


The incentive-based evaluation mechanism developed by Chongqing RTVU’s Open Education School has become popular among students. Between December 3 and 10, 2012, more than 150 students from the university’s Open Education School exchanged their study credits for gifts.