On 5 January 2021, Gu Xiulian, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress, director of the Working Committee of Care for the Next Generation of China, and honorary chairwoman of China Association of the Universities for the Aged, conducted an investigation trip to the Open University of China (OUC).

The Open University of China (OUC) recently held a conference on its 2020 teaching and research. It took place online as well as in-person due to the impacts of Covid-19.

At the beginning of 2021, the 4th Plenary Session of the 2nd Academic Committee of the Open University of China (OUC) was held in Beijing both online and in-person in order to follow Covid-19 control requirements.

2020 marks an extremely unusual year in the history and development of the Open University of China (OUC). The spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) guides the reform and development of the OUC and the call to “develop a high quality educational system” provides a basic principle for the transformation of the OUC.

Recently, the Open University of China (OUC) held a conference on nationwide enrolment for the 2021 spring semester.

Recently, the Open University of China (OUC) held a video conference on the final examinations for the autumn semester of 2020. Faculty, and staff of the Academic Affairs Department of the OUC headquarters, attended the meeting in-person, while 4,842 people, including those in charge of the examination, and examiners and staff providing it at OUC branches, schools and examination centres, attended by video link. The meeting was presided over by Zheng Jie,deputy director of the Academic Affairs Department.

In order to implement relevant policies on measures to improve the rural settlement environment, the Open University of China(OUC) made full use of its experience and achievements in popularising Mandarin and shaking off poverty and gave full play to the advantages of its digital learning resources and organisation system covering urban and rural areas.

From 12-16 December 2020, the Open University of China (OUC) held a senior study tour workshop on education for older adults in Baoshan City, Yunnan Province.