In order to comprehensively implement the spirit of the 18th CPC National Congress and the 3rd, 4th, 5th Plenary Sessions of 18th CPC Central Committee, implement the Outline of China’s National Plan for Medium and Long-term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020), successfully run the open university, and promote the construction of a learning-oriented society, in January 2016 the Ministry of Education (MOE) issued the MOE’s Opinions on Successfully Operating Open Universities, stressing that the OUC should cater to the new demands of economic and social development, make use of the achievements of modern information technology, and explore a school operation model for open universities with Chinese characteristics.

On the bookshelf of Li Ying, a researcher from the Education Research Institute of the Open University of China (OUC), one set of books is always out of stock. “Many visitors like the series of Chinese Distance Higher Education Development Research Report (CDHED Research Report). They always take one or the full set of books when they leave,” said Li Ying.

The Report of the 19th National Congress of the CPC proposes a series of major strategies, including the implementation of the strategy of rejuvenating the country through science and education and the strategy of reinvigorating China through human resources development.

Zhang Xiaolan, vice chairperson and secretary of the All-China Women’s Federation Secretariat, and Liu Chen, vice president of the Open University of China (OUC), recently attended a promotion meeting.

During the final examinations at the end of the spring semester, the Academic Affairs Department of the Open University of China (OUC) got a phone call from a student from Fujian branch. He lamented that the results of one of his courses had failed to meet the lowest requirements because of his illness. He felt extremely frustrated because he thought he could not get a degree.

On 21st June 2012, the Ministry of Education (MOE) approved the establishment of the Open University of China (OUC) on the foundation of China Central Radio and TV University (CCRTVU). On 31st July, the MOE held the unveiling ceremony for the OUC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Member of Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and state councillor Liu Yandong attended the conference and made an important speech.

During July 6 and 7, 2016, a working conference on the OUC’s development was held in Hefei, Anhui Province.

From 12-13 May, 2017, a working conference on the preparation of the OUC Council was held in Nanning, Guangxi Province. President of the OUC Yang Zhijian, responsible personnel from 43 units including the provincial RTVUs/Open Universities nationwide were invited to attend the conference.