Chengdu Radio and Television University (Chengdu RTVU) is perhaps one of the smallest universities in China, its main campus covering an area of only 5 mu, equivalent to 3,333 square metres, and with only two six-storey buildings.

Although Li Baoxian had been a teacher in a secondary school in the town of Dianyuan, he never imagined that he would teach a group of rural college students in the future. In 2004, the state implemented the "One College Student per Village" programme. In 2008, the "One College Student per Village" programme kicked off in Songming. Since then, some graduates from this programme have become leaders in the village, helping villagers become wealthy, while others have become core human resources for the construction of grassroots organisations in the village.

The annual National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were recently held in Beijing. How many of these representatives graduated from the Open University of China (OUC)? What are their concerns?

In the recent 2016 annual OUC online open course review, 37 courses were recognised as quality online open courses.

On 16th - 17th February , 2017, the OUC held its 2017 Working Conference in Beijing. The OUC’s leadership and mid-level management attended the conference. OUC President Yang Zhijian unveiled the key tasks for 2017. Participants studied the 13th Five-Year Plan for the OUC's Reform and Construction, and discussed the key tasks.

The Open University of China (OUC) School of Automotive Engineering recently held its 2016 annual working conference in Beijing. The meeting made it clear that in 2017 the School of Automotive Engineering will focus on improving teaching quality and strengthening leadership and management.

The Sixth Biennial Chinese Excellent Publication Award was recently unveiled in Beijing. Lectures on Science Popularisation by 100 Academicians and Experts, which was jointly planned by the Open University of China (OUC) and the Work Bureau of Academic Division of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and produced by OUC Multimedia Press, received a publication award in the audio-visual and video game category.

The State Council recently issued the National 13th Five-Year Plan for Educational Development (hereinafter referred to as the Plan), in which it proposed vigorously promoting continuing education, implementing a credit system for students at and after the high school education stage, and reinforcing a flexible schooling system and “choose your own” courses for learners during the period of 13th Five-Year Plan.