Recently, the Research and Training Centre for Community Education under the Ministry of Education (MOE) held its nationwide “Beautiful Community Traditional Chinese Painting Contest”. Harbin Radio and TV University (RTVU) responded positively by organizing for various community colleges, an elderly university and teachers at Harbin RTVU to participate in the contest through wide publicity and careful preparation. The university strictly evaluated collected artworks before eventually selecting 28 outstanding ones to be entered in the competition.                        

On October 9, 2013, the MOE Research & Training Centre for Community Education (hereinafter referred to as Centre) held a Symposium on Building an Experiential Learning Centre, which discussed methods of construction and management, operational mechanisms, curriculum setup and the teaching methods that the Experiential Learning Centre would employ.

On September 13, 2013, the Publishing and Media Group (PMG), together with the Beijing Association for Digital Science and Technology Popularization (BADSTP), hosted “2013 Digital Publishing Industry Salon”. Twenty-one experts in digital science and technology popularization and publishing were invited, including Deputy Secretary-General

The Open University of China’s (OUC) third international Chinese teacher training session for open university system was held from September 25-29 at the OUC Wukesong campus. 22 core teachers and teaching administrative staff from provincial and municipal Radio and TV Universities (RTVUs) in Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Shenyang, Hebei, Shandong, Xinjiang, Gansu, Guizhou, Xi’an, Chongqing, Zhejiang, Ningbo, Fujian and other provinces completed the five-day training.

On the morning of August 16, the Zhejiang Daily newspaper group signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Zhejiang RTVU. The two sides will make full use of the resources available in their respective fields, extend the scope of cooperation to promote and accelerate the construction of Zhejiang Open University, and take an active role in the construction of a lifelong learning system and learning society.     

The 2013 review of Open University of China (OUC) Outstanding Courses has been completed, with 40 courses from 19 provincial radio and TV universities (PRTVUs), two local open universities and two schools of the OUC selected (see appendix for complete list).