The fifth session of Immersion Hub Short Term International Student Program was officially started on the morning of June 12 at Shanghai Open University. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice President ZHANG Jin expressed a warm welcome to all international students, hoping that 25 students from 8 countries could learn from the two-week program and experience the Chinese culture by themselves.
The 10 International Visiting Scholars from 9 countries, including one self-supporting scholar from South Africa have successfully completed their research activities in Shanghai Open University ( SOU) from May 15th to May 26th, 2017. There are 4 scholars from the Belt & Road countries, which are Malaysia, Philippines, Russia and Thailand, and 4 scholars from African countries.
In order to promote global cooperation between universities, other institutions and interested scholars through academic exchange and to enhance the quality of teaching and research in the field of open and distance learning, Shanghai Open University (SOU) has successfully conducted the International Visiting Scholar Program each Spring and Autumn since 2013, with participation by the member universities and institutes of African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), as well as other universities and institutes that currently provide or are developing open and distance education all over the world. Up to now, SOU has received 8 groups of visiting scholars from 29 different countries, totally 66 person times.
The Institute of International Exchange of Shanghai Open University (SOU) is holding the Immersion Hub – 2017 Short Term International Student Program between June 11 – June 23, 2017. The Program provides 30 full scholarships, now the application is open.
On Nov6-7, Leadership and Innovation for the Future in Open and Distance Learning International Conference has been successfully held at Shanghai Open University. The conference is co-hosted by SOU (the UNESCO Unitwin Network in Distance and Open Learning) and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO. The conference theme is ‘Leadership and Innovation for the Future’, which attracts more than 200 well-known scholars from 19 different countries to attend the conference.
On the afternoon of October 25th, 2016, 14 delegates organized by Association of Language and Culture International Exchange of French and Association of Language and Culture International Exchange of Australia, visited our University.
The two-week 2016 SOU Immersion Hub International Student Program has successfully concluded in the morning of August 26.
The two-week 2016 SOU Immersion Hub International Student Program officially started in the morning of August 15. 24 International students participate in the program this time, who come from 12 countries of 4 continents(Europe, America, Asia, and Africa), including Spain, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, USA, Germany, India, and Zimbabwe. In the next two weeks, activities including Chinese language learning, cross-culture training, historical sites visiting, and culture and art exchange will be organized by the Institute of International Exchange for the students.
The two-week SOU International Visiting Scholars’ Program has successfully concluded in the morning of May 27. The scholars participated in all the activities during the last two weeks.
The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is playing a lead role in a multi-million pound research project which will trial educational courses, created by novel crowdsourcing methods, with thousands of learners across Europe.
KMi is working with research partners in the UK, Europe and South America to develop a state-of-the-art online platform where teachers, instructors and academics can collaborate to create high quality digital learning materials which will be freely available online.