From 18-19 December 2018, a seminar on OUC online teaching and teaching team construction was held in Hefei. The theme was intensifying teaching reform, advancing teaching team construction, implementing the teaching process, and improving teaching quality. Party secretary and president of the Open University of China (OUC) Yang Zhijian, OUC vice president Lin Yu, Party secretary and president of Anhui Radio and TV University (Anhui RTVU) Zheng Hanhua, and responsible personnel from Anhui Provincial Department of Education attended the conference.
On 16 December 2018, the Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Education (MOE) entrusted the Open University of China (OUC) to organise experts to check and accept the construction project of the MOE’s Engineering Research Centre for Technology Integration and the Application of E-Learning (Engineering Research Centre).
From 11-12 December 2018, entrusted by the Credit Bank of the Open University of China (OUC), National Standard Integration (Beijing) Certification Co., Ltd. (NSC) conducted an on-site review of Beijing Bohaidi Information Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred as Tech-Lab) of its certification for educational training service.
On the 5 December 2018, a work conference for the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU) was held in Chengdu. As the Chinese institution of CI-MSU, the Open University of China (OUC) hosted the meeting and summarised 2018 work, as well as discussing future innovative cooperation steps.
The 13th Confucius Institute Conference was held in Chengdu from 4-5 December 2018.
The 2018 seminar on teaching reform and the work of the teaching research central group of the computer science major of the Open University of China (OUC), was held in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, from 28-30 November 2018. During the conference, the construction of key computer science majors was studied, new majors to be launched in spring 2019 were introduced, the work of the teaching research central group was summarised, and the teaching experience of different branches was exchanged.
In order to implement the Chinese government’s Belt and Road initiative and respond to the call for "Chinese Vocational Education to Go Global", spread Chinese culture, and promote the connection of common people's minds, the vice president of the Open University of China (OUC),Yang Xiaotang, and his delegation, were invited to visit S. Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University (PSU) of Kazakhstan, NFC Kazakhstan LTD, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Almaty) JSC, Tajik Technical University (TTU), and Tajikistan Palute LTD from 21-28 November, 2018. The delegation reached preliminary cooperation intentions.
On 29 November 2018, Yang Zhijian, secretary of the Party Committee and president of the Open University of China (OUC), received a visit by a team led by Mr. Paul Kett, director of Education Standards, Department for Education, UK.