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    Corruption compromises ompromises quality of Zimbabwe's education

    Zimbabwe

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    Nqobile Tshili - The Chronicle

    According to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, the widespread incidents of sextortion and academic fraud at the country's higher and tertiary learning institutions is a serious threat to the integrity of the degrees and diploma qualifications.

  • Newspaper

    Guide launched to fight sexual harassment in universities

    Morocco

    Press

    - Morocco World News

    The Moroccan feminist activist group Collectif 490 has unveiled a new digital guidebook designed to combat the pervasive issue of sexual harassment encountered by students at universities throughout the Nation. The guide comes in response to an alarming 2019 study by Morocco’s High Planning Commission which found that one in five women have experienced violence while studying.

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    Private universities: calls for greater funding transparency

    Germany

    Press

    Science Business - University World News

    In Germany, the number of private universities has doubled over the last two decades, to 115, and the number of students has quadrupled. These institutions are financed from a variety of sources, including companies and family funds. Although the universities claim that their academic independence remains intact, concerns about transparency have been raised. Transparency International warns against the potential influence of companies on research through their funding and urges greater transparency to preserve academic integrity.

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    University develops first academic integrity regulations

    Viet Nam

    Press

    - Viet Nam News

    The Hanoi University of Science and Technology has introduced comprehensive regulations on academic integrity. These regulations apply to all members of the university community, including officials, civil servants, lecturers, and students. Decision 12160/QD-DHBK emphasizes the importance of respecting others' ideas, avoiding plagiarism, and adhering to ethical standards in scientific research. It prohibits the buying and selling of research results and prohibits the misuse of power or resources to gain unfair advantages in research endeavors. The university also enforces integrity standards in research and training collaborations, ensuring compliance with intellectual property rights agreements. A Scientific Integrity Advisory Council has been established to assess violations, with disciplinary actions ranging from internal sanctions to legal consequences depending on the severity of the offense.

  • Newspaper

    New health research bill might address funding, data issues

    Zimbabwe

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    Clemence Manyukwe - Univeristy World News

    Zimbabwe is in the process of developing new medical research legislation aimed at modernizing its approach to health research. This initiative seeks to address concerns such as outdated laws, lack of data transparency, and dependence on foreign funding. By fostering local research initiatives and collaborations between academia and industry, Zimbabwe aims to enhance its capacity for medical research and innovation, aligning with national priorities and advancing towards its Vision 2030 goals.

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    New government moves to end systemic corruption affecting HE

    Poland

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    Wojciech Kosc - University World News

    The Polish government has introduced measures to combat corruption in the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR), including increasing oversight by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Reports of misuse of funds and irregularities in grant allocation have prompted investigations and led to changes in the NCBiR's operations. Additionally, efforts are underway to ensure transparent and equitable financing of universities, with plans to increase funding for science and higher education.

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    The software says my student cheated using AI. They say they’re innocent. Who do I believe?

    UK

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    Robert Topinka - The Guardian

    As the excitement around ChatGPT soared in spring 2023, concerns arose among educators about students potentially relying too much on AI for their assignments. Universities responded by implementing AI detection software, like Turnitin, to identify AI-generated content. However, this led to dilemmas for instructors, particularly when a talented student's essay was flagged as "100% AI-generated." The student claimed innocence, citing the use of university-approved software for grammar and spelling checks, which included limited generative AI capabilities.

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    Swift justice: universities revamp academic integrity policies amid AI misuse surge

    Hong Kong China

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    Salman Akhtar - BNN Breaking

    As academic integrity breaches rise by 313%, universities are changing their policies to deal with those linked to the misuse of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Changes include reducing conduct panels and speeding up case resolution to maintain trust and accountability while adapting to technological challenges. Despite concerns about fairness, the universities stress their commitment to maintaining due process rights. Approved changes to the Honour Code allow for proctoring, reflecting efforts to address integrity issues.

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    CS Machogu takes teachers to task on 'ghost candidates'

    Kenya

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    Lewis Nyaundi - The Standard

    Education Cabinet Secretary raised concerns about school heads potentially inflating candidate numbers for national examinations in Kenya. Similar concerns were raised during the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam, where 9,354 students registered but did not sit the exam. To curb "ghost candidates, this year KCSE registration will be done based on the data in the National Education Management Information System.

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    UGC recommends national plagiarism policy

    Pakistan

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    Mamun Abdullah - Dhaka Tribune

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) is advocating for a national plagiarism policy to uphold academic integrity and deter plagiarism. The commission's 49th annual report for 2022 highlights the need for such a policy, given the absence of effective tools to detect plagiarism in Bengali research and the lack of a plagiarism policy in Bangladeshi universities. The UGC also proposes a 'VC pool' system to ensure transparent appointments of Vice-Chancellors, Pro Vice-Chancellors, and treasurers in both public and private universities.

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