Spot check of doctoral thesis found prominent problems the Office of the Education steering Committee of the State Council interviewed the degree awarding unit
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 14 Nov (Reporter Shi Yuzen) the reporter learned from the Ministry of Education on the 14th that the Office of the Education steering Committee of the State Council recently joined hands with the Development Planning Department and the Department of degree Management and Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Education. A collective interview was conducted with the degree awarding units that found outstanding problems in the random inspection of doctoral dissertations in 2018.
The interview stressed that all units should rely on degree evaluation committees and academic committees to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the existing problems in their degree papers in recent years, reverse check the weak links in the quality assurance of doctoral students, and form a list of problems. At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen the construction of the supervision team and supervise the whole process of enrollment selection, training process and paper completion process. It is necessary to improve the evaluation mechanism of mentors and clarify the requirements for the appointment of mentors.
The interview demanded that all units immediately study rectification and reform work and formulate rectification and reform plans. The number and proportion of problem papers in the sampling inspection of doctoral dissertations in each unit should be greatly reduced in 2020.
According to reports, 6572 doctoral theses were randomly selected in 2018, accounting for 10.4 percent of the country's total.