For his work cultivating lettuce and watermelons, Xin Hongquan, chairman of the Jiyuan Agricultural Planting Centre in Chang'an Village, Wenling City, has won a 2021 “Golden Bull Award,” given to leaders of rural revitalisation in Zhejiang Province.

“I can hardly imagine life without the University for Older Adults,” said Liu Shuqin, a 62-year-old student of the university, part of the Open University of China (OUC). She signed up for a calligraphy class recently, after having finished a painting class. “I plan to get enough credits to obtain a diploma. You're never too old to learn!”

On 26 January 2022, a meeting summing up the teaching ability competition of the 2021 National Vocational Student Skills Competition was held in Beijing. The Open University of China (OUC) won an outstanding contribution award for its technical support for the competition, which received high praise from the Department of Vocational and Adult Education of the Ministry of Education. Li Song, vice president of the OUC, was invited to attend the meeting.

On 20 January 2022, the Open University of China (OUC) held the sixth meeting of the third session of its Academic Degree Evaluation Committee via video conference. The meeting discussed issues related to degree granting for the 2021 autumn semester and decided to award 2006 graduates OUC bachelor’s degrees, including Qin Haitao.

On 15 January 2022, the government of the Shijingshan district held an oath-taking for district volunteers serving the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Sun Jiangtao, a representative of the volunteers from the Open University of China (OUC), was among those attending.

On 7 and 8 January 2022, a delegation headed by Ju Chuanjin, vice president of the Open University of China (OUC), went to investigate Weixian County, designated by the Ministry of Education for assistance in poverty alleviation, with a special trip to Weijiazhai Village, where Dr. Li Ruifu, a full-time teacher in the OUC Faculty of Forestry and Medicine, serves as the first village-resident secretary.

On 29 December 2021, the 14th Five-Year Plan for the OUC’s Business Development was officially issued and implemented.

On 6 January 2022, a meeting in Beijing launched the “Vocational-training Project for Health Professionals”, jointly initiated by the Open University of China (OUC) and the Health Human Resources Development Centre of the Ministry of Health (HHRDC). Through large-scale cooperation, they plan to enhance the training of and curricula directed toward health professionals.