The Office of International Relations (OIR) oversees the planning of Guizhou University 's (GZU) international relations by attending to a broad range of responsibilities. Her main functions include: draft new policies concerning international relations and thus plan the development of projects involving international affairs in the University. OIR executes the university's policies regarding external affairs and the coordination of international academic exchange. The office is also responsible for handling the external affairs of departments throughout GZU. OIR facilitates teaching, scientific research, and general academic exchange by providing informational services. The office also oversees foreign visits to the University; it invites foreign experts to the university, participates in student recruitment, receives foreign students, scholars, and visiting professors to the University, and oversees the living arrangements and studies of these academic visitors as well as their travel necessities. In addition, OIR assists the travel of many students, teaching and administrative staff going abroad on official university business by handling their passport, visa arrangements, and pass for HongKong & Macau. Further responsibilities of the office include handling international conference requests, planning and implementing foreign affairs reception events authorized by the governing authorities; keeping contact information and relations with foreign universities; verifying and approving the running of schools abroad.
Under the administration of the OIR, there are several sub offices to handle these broad responsibilities: College of International Education; Section for General Affairs; Section for International Cooperation & Exchanges; Section for International Experts & Students