The Graduate School was formally established by the Council in September 1998. It is responsible for the quality assurance and overall management of the research postgraduate (RPg) degrees, i.e. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It helps to set guidelines and regulations for research postgraduate education, and it implements policies on admissions, academic progress, examinations and quality assurance in respect of training for research students. It also provides compulsory courses and optional workshops to students.