Agent of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China signs MOU with WES

New York, NY, January 20, 2010 – World Education Services, Inc. (WES) has officially signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC), the authorized agent responsible for verifying Chinese degrees for the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council. The CDGDC is the legal entity that provides verification of degree certificates, diplomas and other related educational materials conferred by Chinese education institutions.

CDGDC General Director Wu Boda and Vice-Director Qiao Wenjun visited the WES offices in New York City to sign the official memorandum of understanding. This visit follows a visit made by WES Executive Director Mariam Assefa and Deputy Executive Director Margarita Sianou in spring 2009 to the CDGDC offices in Beijing, PRC. “We believe this official recognition will allow WES to provide faster assistance to Chinese students applying for education in the United States and Canada,” said Mariam Assefa.

The CDGDC verifies degree certificates, diplomas and school grade transcripts of all the three levels conferred by the Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutes in mainland China; graduation certificates of specialized secondary schools and general certificates of secondary school education examination, grade transcripts of general examination for high school graduates and grade transcripts of national college entrance examination.


About WES:
World Education Services
is the largest credential evaluation service in North America. Started in 1974, WES is a non-profit organization that has delivered over 750,000 credential evaluation reports and provided information to educational, business, and governmental institutions worldwide.



Reference: World Education Services (WES)