On 16th July 2018, Tianjin Radio and Television University (Tianjin RTVU) celebrated its 60th anniversary at the auditorium at Haihe Educational Park Campus. Yang Zhijian, president of the Open University of China (OUC), attended the anniversary and gave a speech. Nearly 300 personnel including former leaders, retired cadres, leaders of the units of the RTVU system, members of the university leadership, alumni representatives, and staff and faculty representatives attended the celebration.
With the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and the continuing construction of the Xiong'an New District in Baoding, known as a "key strategic zone" and the "south gate of the Capital of China", a historic renewal has been initiated. Over the past 39 years, the development of Baoding Radio and TV University (Baoding RTVU) has kept pace with the economic and social development of Baoding.
On the morning of 10th July 2018, a graduation ceremony for grassroots cadres in Shandong rural and urban areas was held at Shandong Radio and TV University (Shandong RTVU).
On 12th July 2018, the 2018 Belt and Road Initiative Industrial Design and Financial Cooperation Seminar hosted by Hebei Radio and Television University (Hebei RTVU) was convened at Integration of Production, Education, and Innovation Mansion at the Heping Road Campus. The topic of the seminar was industrial design, finance, and cooperation in Hebei province. Hundreds of financial officers, scholars, and industrial representatives from more than ten countries along the Belt and Road Initiative, including China, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia, Singapore, and Vietnam, participated in the conference.
On the afternoon of 5th July 2018, the inaugural meeting of the Association of Science and Technology and Cultural and Social Science Think Tank was held at Wuhan Radio and TV University (Wuhan RTVU).
The OUC spring 2018 final exams were held from 7-8th July 2018. 109 examinees from Shulanghu Island, 150 kilometres away from downtown Ningbo, also attended the exams.
The Internet era offers advanced social and technological conditions for the practice of modern and open education. "Smart education" and "smart learning", which are based on information technology and conform to the cultural ideas of modern education, reflect a student-oriented educational concept.
On 22nd June 2018, Jilin Radio and Television University (RTVU) convened a conference on open education for the elderly. Over 60 people participated in the conference, including relevant leaders and experts from the Open University of China (OUC), the Department of Education of Jilin Province, the leaders of Jilin RTVU, branch schools from each city (region), and leaders responsible for elderly education, community education, and non-degree training in RTVUs at county level.