The Delegation of California State University-Long Beach Visited Shanghai Open University

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The delegation of California State University-Long Beach (CSULB) came to visit Shanghai Open University (SOU) on June 11. Members of the delegation include professors from College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, and College of Health and Human Services at California State Univeristy-Long Beach. ZHANG Jin, Vice President of SOU and other related faculties attended the meeting.

SOU Students Participate in International Educational English-taught Course organized by Saratov Socio-Economic Institute of Plekhanov Russian University

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On April 21,2019, with the Eastern Airlines aircraft slowly landing at Pudong International Airport, three Shanghai Open Universtiy students- Li Lixia from the SOU East Pudong Branch School, Xu Ying from the SOU Minhang No.1 Branch School and Zhong Wei from the SOU Minhang No.2 Branch school, successfully completed 3 weeks of international course. As one of the achievements of the cooperation between the SOU and the Saratov Social-Economic Institute of Russia, these three students were selected to receive a scholarship to participate in the international education course “Understanding Economic Changes” offered by the Saratov Social-Economic Institute from April 1st to 21st, 2019. The course was also attended by university students from Germany and Russia. Among these three students, some of them have already been a mother, some has a start-up company, some has a job in the foreign invested enterprise, they all have different life experiences and background, and it’s their first time to have an oversea study experience. Without exception, they all cherish this opportunity, with the simplest, the most beautiful eager to obtain the most wonderful memories of their experiences in Russia. They are proud because they are the first SOU students to participate in the oversea international student exchange program; they are happy because they have not only obtained new knowledge, but also gained international friendship; they have also grown up, “if there is anything I can help in the future, please let me know, I am grateful to SOU for this opportunity, I have grown a lot, especially the on life and social outlook, I have become more and more clearly aware of what I want, what is needed, how to stick to one’s own beliefs, and the importance of reconciliation one’s past. Self-cognition has been greatly improved. ” During their studies in Russia, three students maintained close contact with teachers from the Institute of International Exchange, sharing their daily moments, their passion for the international course, their gratitude to the hosting university and SOU, their attachment to their newly-met classmates, and their desire to do something in return. We are proud of our students and appreciate the value of the university motto “all for learners, for all learners” as a SOU teacher. Here, we would like to present what these three students think and reflect about their study and living experiences in Russia, and share them with you.

APPLICATIONS FOR SOU 2019 INTERNATIONAL VISTING SCHOLAR PROGRAM NOW OPEN!

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Applications for SOU 2019 International Visiting Scholar Program are available online! 15 scholarship opportunities for excellent scholars all over the world! Explore this visiting scholar program and activities, access the application forms, read the online program brochure at http://iie.sou.edu.cn/en/immersionhub/visiting-scholar-program/

The dates are June 10 – June 21. Application deadline is March 29th, 2019.

2018 SOU International Visiting Scholar Program Has Started

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The Opening Ceremony of 2018 SOU International Visiting Scholar Program was held on Guoshun Campus on June 4th. Nineteen international visiting scholars from 18 countries will participate in this year’s program. The specially invited scholar Dr. David James and faculty members of the Institute of International Exchanges have attended the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was chaired by Dr. Weng Zhuhua—Executive Dean of Institute of International Exchanges.

Immersion Hub 2018 Specially Invited International Visiting Scholar Program Announced

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Shanghai Open University is pleased to announce that applications for its 2018 Specially Invited International Visiting Scholar Program (1-3 months for each term) are now being accepted.

Shanghai Open University (SOU) as approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education is a higher education institute which is providing distance open education to adults with the support of modern information and communication technologies. We have provided degree education for more than 350,000 graduates since our establishment in 1960 along with numerous training certificate programs in collaboration with Shanghai’s public and private sectors as a key contribution towards Shanghai’s goal of developing as a Learning Society.

Argentine Parliament Delegation Visits SOU

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On the morning of March 30, Mrs. Carmen Polledo and Mrs. Paula Oliveto Lago,  the members of the Argentine National Congress, visited SOU. President Yuan Wen received the guests.

President Yuan introduced the development history and university profile of SOU. As a university without walls, Shanghai Open University takes advantage of its branch school system and learning platform and provides citizens with opportunities for higher education and lifelong learning. SOU has played an important role in supporting regional industry development, promoting higher education equity and enhancing the quality of urban population’s lives. At the same time, as the host institute of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network, SOU actively promotes international cooperation in the field of open distance education and has achieved remarkable results.

2018 International Visiting Scholar Program Now Open for Application

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Shanghai Open University is pleased to announce that applications for its 2018 International Visiting Scholar Program are now being accepted.

Shanghai Open University (SOU) as approved by Chinese Ministry of Education is a higher education institute which is providing distance open education to adults with support of modern information and communication technologies. We have provided degree education for 350,000 graduates since our establishment in 1960 along with numerous training certificate programs in collaboration with Shanghai’s public and private sectors as a key contribution towards Shanghai’s goal of developing as a Learning Society.

Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University Teacher and Student Delegation Visits SOU

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Between November 20-24th, 17 teachers and students from the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University(STOU),Thailand, visited SOU for cultural exchange. This event was the first time that SOU and overseas UNITWIN Network member institutions to carry out cultural exchange activities between teachers and students.

At the welcoming ceremony on November 21, President of the SOU Yuan Wen welcomed the delegation and introduced the “One Belt and One Road” programs of SOU. She hoped for exchanges and cooperation in more fields between SOU and STOU to achieve common progress; President of the STOU Panumas Kudgnaogarm gave an address afterwards, then they exchanged souvenirs on behalf of two universities.

The Institute of International Exchange prepared various activities for visitors of the STOU, including Shanghai Culture lecture, Chinese language lecture, calligraphy class, historical and cultural search, city development tour and art performance. Through the activities, the delegation of STOU had better understanding about Chinese culture, society and education.

At the closing ceremony, delegation of STOU and teachers and students of SOU brought wonderful art performances. Dr. Weng Zhuhua, the Executive Dean of IIE, then awarded certificates of completion to the teachers and students of STOU.

The exchange and communication between SOU and STOU has enhanced the mutual understanding and trust, has further enhanced the cooperation field between SOU and STOU, and has fostered the friendship between the Chinese and Thai people.

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