China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC)
Introduction of CDGDC
As an independent legal entity, China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) is an administrative department directly under the Ministry of Education (MoE), operating under the joint leadership of the Ministry of Education, the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council (ADCSC), and the Education Inspection Committee of the State Council.
CDGDC was established in 2003, evolving from National Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center founded in 1999.
To engage in scientific research on academic degrees and graduate education, and provide policy-making counseling for the Ministry of Education, the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, and the Education Inspection Committee of the State Council.
To conduct tasks of assessing,evaluating and monitering academic degrees and graduate education, entrusted by the Ministry of Education, the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, and the Education Inspection Committee of the State Council. And when necessary, CDGDC has the authority to independently conduct similar tasks entrusted by any social establishments.
To undertake the tasks of test-paper setting and test administration for the the national tests for the equivalently qualified master （or doctoral）degreeapplicants.
To engage in the researchondegree equivalency between China and othercountries, between Chinese mainland and Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR as well as Taiwan;to provide counseling service of qualification recognition. Authorized by the government, CDGDC can sign cooperation agreements concerning degree recognition and graduate education evaluation with non-governmental organizations and institutions.
To provide verification and recognition services of degree certificates and other study documents, and related consulting service.
To undertake the tasks of the developmentand maintenance of the information system for national academic degrees and graduate education, and provide services in this area to the public.
To conduct non-governmental international exchanges and cooperation in academic degrees and graduate education.
To manage the magazine China Postgraduates.
To take other related responsibilities concerning academic degrees and graduate education.
The logo of CDGDC resembles the shape of a mortarboard, which symbolizes academic degrees. The red brim of the mortarboard in the shape of an open book symbolizes graduate education. The three ribbons on the right side of the mortarboard symbolize the bachelor degree, the master degree and the doctoral degree respectively.
The color blue stands for profoundness and wisdom, and the color red stands for youth and vitality.