English translation: Department of Graduate Studies
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Explanation: If you mean the authority awarding the certificate, then in the UK, it would probably be Academic Board .
"The Academic Board
The Academic Board of the University is responsible for:
general issues relating to the research, scholarship, teaching and courses at the University, including criteria for the admission of students; the appointment and removal of internal and external examiners; policies and procedures for assessment and examination of the academic performance of students; the content of the curriculum; academic standards and the validation and review of courses; the procedures for the award of qualifications and honorary academic titles, and the procedures for the expulsion of students for academic reasons. Such responsibilities take account of the requirements of validating and accrediting bodies
considering the development of the academic activities of the University and the resources needed to support them and for advising the Executive and, through the Executive, the Board of Governors thereon; and
advising on such other matters as the Board of Governors or the Executive may refer to the Academic Board.
Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, the Academic Board consists of up to 30 members and meets three times a year."