The OUC recently launched its Annual OUC Scholarship pilot project for 2010. The project will be expanded to 29 provincial radio and TV universities (PRTVUs). In addition to the existed "Field of Hope" Scholarship and the IET-Sunshine Scholarship, the OUC has this year started the Serving Soldier Scholarship.

The pilot units for the OUC scholarships of 2010 include

February 18-19, 2011 saw the convening of the OUC work conference for the first half of 2011, with the goals and work for 2011 clarified. They include the full implementation of the National Outline for Medium and Long-term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020) (the Outline) and the essence of the 2010 National Education Work Conference, and the active construction of the Open University of China (OUC). OUC leaders Yang Zhijian, Ruan Zhiyong, Yan Bing, Zhang Hui, Li Linshu, Zhang Shaogang and

The 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report Launch and 6th EFA National Forum was held on March 1st in Beijing, organized by UNESCO Beijing Office and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO. Vice president of the Open University of China, Zhang Shaogang attended the forum.

The Dakar Framework for Action on Education for All (EFA)

On October 29th 2010, the Open University of China (OUC) Multimedia Press and the Chinese Society for Modern Educational Technology of the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE) signed an agreement on audiovisual product promotion under the general cooperation project with China Calligraphy and Painting International University.

The OUC signed a strategic cooperative agreement with the CIE on July 29th 2010, making the decision to integrate their educational and academic resources for various degree and non-degree programmes in line with the principle of "serving the public with complementary advantages",

The OUC recently signed a cooperation agreement with the CIBT Education Group initiating an international hotel management programme. The project aims to produce outstanding graduates in the field of hotel management in an effort to develop the high-end domestic market by introducing international curriculum resources and training methods. In order to promote this, a promotion conference on hotel management projects in Chinese radio and TV universities was held in Lianhua Hotel in Kunming, Yunnan.

On the occasion of the coming of the new year, OUC President Yang Zhijian and Secretary of the OUC Party Committee and Vice President Ruan Zhiyong sent their new year greetings to all staff and students of open universities across China, to friends from all walks of life who have been concerned for and supported the development of open universities, and to open university schoolmates at home and abroad. The following is the full text.

Dear colleagues, students and friends,

The unforgettable year of 2010 will soon end and the promising 2011 is coming.

December 4, 2010 saw the "Forum on National Community Education Work" hosted by the Ministry of Education in Hangzhou. Practices and experiences in developing community education in recent years were summarized and analyzed. An in-depth analysis was made of the current state of and new opportunities in community education work, and a work plan was made on tasks for community education at present and in the future.

Lu Xin, vice minister of education, Mao Linsheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC)

On December 16, 2010, the Open University of China (OUC, formerly China Central Radio & TV University, CCRTVU) held a staff meeting, at which OUC President Yang Zhijian made a report on his achievements, reflected on the past five months since his inauguration, unfolded a blueprint for building the open open university, and put forward his hopes for the future of the OUC. All the members of the OUC leadership and more than 300 staff members attended the meeting, which was chaired by Vice President Ruan Zhiyong of the OUC.