The Graduate Students' Association of GDUT is a mass organization under the immediate guidance of both the Youth League Committee and the Graduate Office of GDUT. It represents the interests of all graduate students, serves the graduate students whole-heartedly, and actively creates opportunities for graduate students to display their talent. The Graduate Students' Association of GDUT, with an aim to serve the graduate students and to advocate academic innovations, and following the guiding principle of unity, diligence, pursuit of truth and innovation, promotes and arranges various forms of activities with characteristics of its own around the central tasks of GDUT so as to produce a healthy, active and enterprising atmosphere on the campus and thus, to lead all the graduate students to become well-rounded in moral, intellectual and physical developments. The Graduate Students' Association of GDUT is composed of the following functional departments: Secretariat, Promotional Activities and Publicity, Cultural Recreation, Sports, Graduate Life, Editorial, Science and Technology, Network, and External Affairs.
The specific functions of the departments are as follows:
The Secretariat manages the coordination of all the other functional departments of the Graduate Students' Association, and the organization’s daily routines. It is responsible for the management of the revenue and expenditure of the funds of the Graduate Students' Association; the organization of meetings; and sorting out, drafting and handing out work schedules, notices, summaries, files and other materials.
Promotional Activities and Publicity
The Department of Promotional Activities and Publicity gives publicity to the activities organized by the Graduate Students' Association so as to enhance the overall effect of the activities.
The Department of Cultural Recreation organizes various kinds of entertainment activities among graduate students so as to enrich their cultural life.
The Sports Department launches varied and colorful sports activities, arranges and trains the graduate athletic teams, and also conducts sports exchanges with other universities.
The Department of Graduate Life is responsible for the work related to the life of graduate students. It is concerned with their living, research and psychological state. It provides logistic support and guarantee for the activities organized by the Graduate Students' Association, for example, sanitary inspection and appraisal through comparison.
The Editorial Department is mainly responsible for editing the graduate newsletter.
Science and Technology
The Department of Science and Technology is in charge of academic activities and scientific research among the graduate students. It keeps track of the latest academic trends and provides the information to the students, and thus produces an active atmosphere for academic activities and scientific research. It also arranges academic exchanges for the graduate students.
The Network Department is mainly responsible for the construction, maintenance and management of the website of the Graduate Students' Association. It also lends active cooperation to the Department of Promotional Activities and Publicity in the online publicity of activities organized by the Graduate Students' Association.
The Department of External Affairs manages to establish or strengthen links with work units both on and off the campus so as to promote exchange and cooperation with them. It also conducts necessary PR campaigns to collect sufficient funds for the activities organized by the Graduate Students' Association.