The 4th Beijing Traditional Music Festival and 7th Beijing Park Festival Arena Contest opened in the Temple of Heaven on October 3, 2012. On this occasion, the OUC co-sponsored the “2012 China Community Music Education Summit” together with China Conservatory and Community Education College of Chaoyang District.

“Everybody look this way, okay, click! The camera shutter was pressed.” On May 5, the first "Sunshine Class" of 52 students graduated in front of the gate of Guangxi RTVU. When I approached this special group of students, I could appreciate how different their college lives were from the rest — how difficult and yet how brimming with optimism and confidence.

On September 2, at the London Paralympics Men’s 50m Freestyle S11 Final, Yang Bozun, a student from the Tianjin RTVU School for the Disabled, won the gold medal and broke the world record with a performance of 25″27. On September 3, at the Men’s 100m Breaststroke SB11 Final, he won his second Paralympic gold with a performance of 1′10″11,

On September 16-19, 2012, the 4th KNOU/OUC/OUJ International Seminar on Distance Learning was held in Korea. The theme of the conference was “Future of Open and Distance Learning for Knowledge Network Society”. Presidents, scholars and renowned international experts of open and distance learning from China, Japan

The first free computer training class given to senior citizens by Zhejiang RTVU came to an end yesterday. The training programme lasted nearly a month, and 55 seniors from 24 Hangzhou communities averaged 66 years old received the training. Qiu Guoqian, the oldest student, is already 81 years of age.

On September 9th, Shenzhen Radio and TV University saw the intake of another 6,485 students for this year’s autumn semester. The university indicates that one out of four college students in Shenzhen is engaged in its open education programme.

The Video Conference for the 2012 Annual Meeting and Credit Bank Programme of the OUC-TRU Joint Research Center was held on September 14, 2012. The main venue was in the OUC building for distance education.
At the conference, a report

In the 33 years since its establishment, China Central Radio and TV University (CCRTVU) has become an important component in China's higher education system, with a schooling system covering all of urban and rural areas in China. This "university without walls" has contributed 9.5 million graduates to the nation's economic growth and social development. On June 21, 2012, the Ministry of Education issued an official