From October 1 to 3, 2013, the 27th Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) was held in Islamabad, Pakistan. Zhang Hui, vice president of the OUC led a five-member delegation to attend the conference. This annual conference was organized by Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
Recently, the ICDE Election Committee sent a letter of congratulation to Dr. Yang Zhijian on his re-election as a member of the new Executive Committee of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). The new Executive Committee will serve a four year term, from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2017.
On October 13, 2013, the opening ceremony of the 9th Lifelong Learning for All Activity Week was held in the Binhai New District of Tianjin, which was hosted by the Department of Vocational and Adult Education of the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Secretariat of the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, and the China Adult Education Association. The theme of this activity week was “Achieving
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Do you want to attend Tsinghua University, Peking University or Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)? In the past, these institutions were out of the reach of ordinary people. Today however, only an Internet connection is needed to “sit” in these prestigious classrooms and listen to their lectures. In this fashion, learners can earn credits from these top universities and obtain academic qualifications.
In the autumn semester of 2013, the Beijing Study Centre of the OUC added two new study locations in Beijing: Wantong Automobile Maintenance School and Weishanzhuang Conference Centre. In order to provide satisfying teaching support services to these new locations, the Beijing Study Centre designed a system for the simultaneous teaching interaction of the different study
The 2013 Exhibition on Calligraphy and Photography held by the Zhejiang Radio and TV University (RTVU) System was themed “Flying the Dream: Building our Common Spiritual Home”, and was unveiled in Hangzhou's West Lake Museum on October 12. President Fang Zhigang, Vice President Hou Yu, and Vice President Gong Xiangguo of Zhejiang RTVU, together with Curator Zheng Liqun and Vice Curator Liu
On October 10, 2013, Professor Ge Jianxiong, a member of the Standing Committee of The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), social activist, renowned historical geography scholar and curator of the Fudan University Library, visited the Open University of China (OUC) to deliver his esteemed lecture “Economic and Cultural Regional Differences: Historical Geographical Basis of Chinese Economy and Culture”.
On October 18, a three-person delegation from Wright State University (WSU) of the US visited Shenyang Radio and TV University (RTVU). The delegation included Dr. Sundaram Narayanan, WSU provost; Dr. Hong Lang, WSU executive director of the International Exchange Department; and Dr. Li Yi, WSU dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. The trio was given a warm reception by Wang Bin, Shenyang RTVU president, the university’s vice presidents Fan Jie and Lü Yuming, as well as other senior personnel from various departments.