UNITWIN Network in Distance and Open Learning (337), established in 1997 at Shanghai TV University (China).


Distance education; Open learning; Lifelong education.


  • To develop twinning and other co-operative linking arrangements between the parties.
  • To develop sub regional and regional co-operation networks based at the participating institutions.
  • To develop centres of excellence for specialized and advanced research by agreement between the parties, with international support.
  • To foster scientific advancement through research in relevant disciplines, and to increase the availability of outstanding specialists within the participating institutions.

Host Institution


  • Open University of Hong Kong (China). Website
  • Korea National Open University (Republic of Korea). Website
  • National University of Mongolia (Mongolia). Website


Progress report 2008 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Education, UNESCO Bangkok Office.


Prof. Deming Zhang, Shanghai Distance Education Consortium, Shanghai TV University, Shanghai Education TV Station
President, UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address -
Work Phone - (86-21) 256 539 40
Fax - (86-21) 650 276 85
- 1541 Dalian Road
City - Shanghai 200086
Country - China

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