Open education is a unique strength and outstanding characteristic of the Chinese Academy of Governance. The academy has always operated in accordance with the principle of open education and adhered to the “bring in” and “go global” strategy.
The academy frequently invites important statesmen and famous persons from abroad to give lectures. These include: former French President Jacques Chirac, former Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, former President of the European Commission Jacques Santer, current President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, former Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi and former United States Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen.
On the one hand, the Chinese Academy of Governance sends its trainees abroad for training. Every year it sends provincial- and ministerial-level trainees and department- and bureau-level trainees to such countries as the United States, Canada, France and Japan. On the other hand, it trains large numbers of foreign civil servants. The scope of this training already encompasses 99 countries and regions. The academy has established long-term friendly cooperative relations with 74 institutes of administration and international organizations and agencies in 46 countries and regions.
The Chinese Academy of Governance is a vice-presidential institution of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) and the member institution of the Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), and it hosted the annual conference of IASIA in 2000 and the annual conference of NAPSIPAG in 2005. The academy has also participated in inter-governmental cooperation projects such as the Sino-European Public Administration Project and the Chinese-German Emergency Management Project, and hosted China-Europe Senior Forum on Government Management for four consecutive years.