On 21 August 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) held its autumn semester work conference. Jing Degang, secretary of the Party committee and president of the OUC, gave a work report at the conference. Members of the leading group summarised the work they were responsible for and put forward ideas for future work.
On 15 August 2020, at the AI + Education Development Sub-forum of AIEXPO2020 jointly organised by the Open University of China (OUC), Baidu, and Baizhi Tiantuo Co., Ltd, Baidu and its cooperative partner Baizhi Tiantuo signed a cooperation agreement with the OUC on the establishment of the New Generation Information Technology College to boost the OUC’s vocational education for AI professionals
AIEXPO2020 kicked off in Suzhou International Expo Centre on 14 August 2020, sponsored by the Artificial Intelligence Industry Technology Innovation Strategy Alliance (AITISA). With the theme of “Revival of Everything - Future Intelligence" and integrating exhibitions, conferences, competitions, prize-giving, and performances, AIEXPO2020 aims to create a grand international event for AI technology.
Poverty alleviation has been one of the Chinese government’s core campaigns since 2013. Education is the key to breaking the inter-generational transmission of poverty. Thanks to the development of information technology, open and distance education has become an effective way of helping people affected by poverty access high quality education and transform their lives.
On 24 July, 2020, Wang De, head of the National Government Offices Administration, led a delegation to the Open University of China (OUC) to conduct research. The delegation took a tour of the "Internet plus University" Exhibition Centre, the Cloud Classroom, the HD Studio, and the Streaming Media Recording Room; it also held talks with Jing Degang, Party secretary and OUC president, Liu Chen, deputy secretary of the OUC Party committee, and other personnel.
On 20 July, 2020, the 2020 list of “Excellent Shared Courses of Colleges and Universities in Shanxi” was released by the province's Education Department. 14 courses from the Huixuexi learning-resources platform of the Open University of China (OUC)(Huixuexi platform for short) made the list.
The Open University of China (OUC) has released Several Opinions on Improving the Quality of Education and Teaching of the OUC (hereinafter referred to as the Opinions). This represents top-level design for deepening the reform and improving the quality of the OUC’s degree education. It forms an important basis for formulating specific policies, systems, methods, and standards for degree education at the OUC.
On 7 July 2020, the China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA) released the Notice on Announcing the Results of the First Batch of Scientific Research Centres on Ageing. The Open University for Older Adults of the Open University of China (OUC) was successfully selected as one of the scientific research centres, being the only university for elderly people of the 20 approved units.