The ten-year anniversary of CHSI website and official unveiling ceremony of English version of Online Verification System of HEQC was held in Beijing on October 29th. Du Yubo, deputy minister of Education and Lin Huiqing, minister assistant of Education attended the event and unveiled the English website.
What is qualification level? "Qualification level" refers to the academic experience people gain in their scientific and cultural studies or skill trainings at educational institutions. Students attain corresponding qualification levels depending on the levels of the school or training they have attended. Higher education qualification certificates (abbreviated as HEQC in the following), are state recognized evidences of their holders having received higher education.
In 2001 the Ministry of Education issued Interim Provisions on the Online Registration of Qualification Certificates of Higher Education Institutions (Jiaoxue  4): from 2001, the State begins to adopt the online registration of qualification certificates and any unregistered certificates shall not be recognized by the State; CHESICC was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to offer technical, transactional and online inquiry services related to the online registration, verification and recording of qualification certificates.
Commissioned by the Ministry of Education, CHESICC has established a national information database of student records and HEQCs for college students. By the end of 2011, the overall data has amounted to over 600 million, including:
The website is sponsored by China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) and run by Student Information Consulting Services Ltd., a company held by CHESICC. With an integrated database of college admissions, student records, qualification certificates, employment information and student loans
China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) is an institution directly under the Ministry of Education, specializing in college enrollments, student records, qualification certificates and employment information services for students of higher education institutions. Its predecessor was "National Career Center for College and University Students".