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.
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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 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.
The 11 International Visiting Scholars from 11 countries, including UK, Spain, Zambia, Nigeria, USA, Indonesia, Russia, Nepal, South Africa, Pakistan and South Korea, have successfully completed their research in Shanghai Open University from October 31st to November 11th, 2016. During the program, the scholars have exchanged ideas and shared the best practice with 3 functional departments and 4 colleges of SOU. They also paid the on-site visit to 3 branch schools including Yangpu Branch School, Qingpu Branch School and Xuhui Branch School. They also took part in the 2 seminars on Education for Disabled People, and The Quality Assurance of ODL, during which, they had a full discussion with faculties and students from SOU. Moreover, the International Visiting Scholars also participated in the International Conference on Leadership and Innovation for the Future in Open and Distance Learning, and some of the scholars also made presentations and chaired the parallel session of the conference.
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 morning of November 8th, University Secretary Keith Zimmerman, Director of the Business Development Unit Ian Howell, and Head of China Affairs Guangyu Freear of the Open University of UK visited SOU. SOU President Yuan Wen, Vice President Zhang Jin, representatives of the President Office, Academic Affairs Department, Teachers’ Development Center and other related departments participated the meeting.
On the morning of Nov. 8th, the Acting President of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University Prof. Somchin Suntavarak, and the Vice President of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University Prof. Somporn Puttapithakporn, visited the SOU. SOU Secretary of the Party Committee Cheng Danhong received the guests.
On the morning of Nov. 5, James Cooney, the Vice President of Colorado State University, led a delegation to visit SOU. SOU President Yuan Wen and the Vice President Zhang Jin met with the guests.
Shanghai Open University (SOU) International Visiting Scholar Program 2016 Autumn Session has started on October 31st has started. 11 scholars from 11 countries will participate in the two-week program this time, and this is the 8th session of SOU International Visiting Scholar Program since 2013.
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.