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.

Life is like a melody. We are gathered in this glorious age. At the time when people of all ethnic groups in China are celebrating the 60th birthday of our motherland, the Open University of China and China radio and TV universities (CRTVUs) in most parts of our country are celebrating their 30th anniversary. It is a landmark in the development of CRTVUs. On this occasion, we are extending our most sincere gratitude and highest respect to all the leaders, alumni at home and abroad and friends of all circles who have cared and supported the construction and development of CRTVUs for all these years.

A six-day photo exhibition opened at 10 a.m. on May 21, 2009 at the West Hall of China Millennium Monument to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Open University of China (OUC). This Exhibition is organized by OUC and continues for several months.

Some 100 photographs were selected by OUC from 520 submissions by the 200-plus staff members

Recently, the book series called Advanced Study and Training Series of Open and Distance Education was published. The series was the product of the cooperation between the Publishing House of OUC and the Commonwealth of Learning, and was issued under the general editorship of Dr. Ge Daokai, President of OUC

On 7th May, 2009, the Open University of China (OUC) and the Open University of Japan (OUJ) signed an agreement on distance education. The process of the signing ceremony was transmitted to provincial open universities via two-way video conferencing systems. Professor Ge Daokai, President of OUC, and Professor Hiromitsu Ishi, President of OUJ signed the agreement on behalf of each side.