In response to the digital age, enterprise recruitment and international mobility have expanded; thus, the demand for verification of diplomas has increased. In order to provide Ming Chuan graduates with fast, convenient and reliable digital certificates, the institution has joined the Ministry of Education’s “National Digital Diploma Verification System for Higher Education Institutions” in the 2022-23 academic year. In the future, in addition to issuing Chinese and English diplomas, digital diplomas will also be issued, so as to streamline the diploma verification process for graduates pursuing further study, employment, company queries, and studying abroad.
The Ministry of Education states that the digital diploma is a PDF file containing metadata, using SHA-256 (Secure Hash Algorithm) combined with HashChain technology, which can completely track the history of the digital certificate. The verification system provides graduates, higher education institutions, and talent recruiting companies with direct verification of the authenticity of diplomas and makes diploma information transparent.
The Academic Affairs Division at Ming Chuan University states that digital diplomas are currently issued only to students who meet the graduation qualifications beginning from the 2022-23 academic year. Currently, digital diplomas cannot be issued retroactively, and may not be applied in cases of reissuance, name change, etc.