The 2017 Overseas Chinese youth “China Roots Trip” Spring Camp sponsored by Overseas Chinese affairs office of the State Council and the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government begun on April 20 in Shanghai. The theme of the 10-day spring camp is ‘the Belt and Road Initiatives’. Shanghai Open University (SOU), as a Chinese Language Education base and one of the campsites, welcomed 33 Myanmar teachers and students from CPEC. This is the first Spring Camp held by SOU after the establishment of the Overseas Chinese College of Shanghai.
On the morning of March 8, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Shanghai Municipal Government and Shanghai Open University (SOU) signed a cooperation agreement regarding the establishment of the Overseas Chinese College of Shanghai (OCCS). The unveiling ceremony was held then.
The delegation of Stevens Henager University (SHC) came to visit SOU in the afternoon of September 21. Members include Blaine D. Hone, Vice President& Director of International Programs, and Can Wu, Director of International Programs China Division.
The two-week SOU International Visiting Scholars’ Program officially started in the morning of May 16. Wang Hong, Vice President of SOU, ZHU Zhendan, Deputy Director of the President’s Office, and related staff from the Institute of International Exchange attended the welcome ceremony.
A delegation of Korean Educational and Cultural Center (KECC) and Nagasaki International University (NIU) came to visit Shanghai Open University (SOU) in the morning of April 20. Members of the delegation also include PIAO Sihuan, Chairman of KEEC, ZHAO Guihao, General Manager of KEEC, YAN Jingxie, Consultant of KEEC, LIN Shengqi, Director of Business Support Department of KECC, LIN Jian, Director of International Exchange and International Student Center of NIU.
The delegation visited the campus environment and the Digital Laboratory for Open Education at first to get to know the international student program of SOU and have a better understanding of the digital education resources and the application of information technology on education at SOU.
After that, GU Xiaomin, Vice President of SOU met with the delegation, staff from the Institute of International Exchange also attended the meeting.
GU Xiaomin briefly introduced the development history, the characteristics and the current stage of development of SOU, and shared the main international exchange activities of SOU.
General Manager ZHAO Guihao introduced KEEC and proposed the ideas of collaboration between KEEC and SOU in providing education for international students major in tourism and business. Later, Director CHEN Jian introduced NIU and its collaborations with other Chinese universities in the hope of establishing a cooperative relationship with SOU in the areas of Japanese language learning, international tourism, and aging care.
Then, the two sides had further discussion on the possibilities of cooperation, and exchanged ideas of the cooperation plan including curriculum design, course arrangements and teaching requirements. In the end, both sides reached a preliminary intent on cooperation.
A delegation of RMIT University, led by David McElgunn, Deputy Dean of VE Programs of RMIT, came to visit Shanghai Open University (SOU) in the afternoon of April 14. Members of the delegation also include Anthony Graham, Manager of Industry Engagement and Partnerships of RMIT, Greg McCullough, CEO of Dynamic Learning Services Co., Alan Lee, CEO of Sino-Australia Health Education Group, and Henson Qian, Project Manager of Shineville Education.