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    In China, Bribery and Fakery Lower the Value of Degrees

    China

    Press

    - Chronicle of Higher Education

    Corruption in admissions procedure, the sitting of exams and the allocation of scholarships is rampant in Chinese universities. One positive outcome of a recent plagiarism scandal is the design of a code of conduct for students and professors by Beijing's University.

  • Newspaper

    In Colombia, Decades of Graft Cripple a University

    Colombia

    Press

    Michael Easterbrook - Chronicle of Higher Education

    Politicians obliged universities to hire friends in return for help in ensuring a steady flow of funds. By forging documents and bribing appropriate officials, university staff secure larger retirement checks than they are entitled to and retire before the customary age.

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    In Georgia, Professors Hand Out Price Lists

    Georgia

    Press

    Bryon Mac Williams - Chronicle of Higher Education

    Admissions, courses, grades and diplomas are for sale in high profile higher institutions. Admissions officers offer expensive private lessons. Reforms should include an accreditation system, an entrance exam and an increase in financing.

  • Newspaper

    India's higher education watchdog

    India

    Press

    Martha Ann Overland - Chronicle of Higher Education

    In 1998, the education watchdog group from Bombay, the Forum for Fairness in Education, won a landmark case that clamped down on secretive admissions practices. The court ruled that all colleges and universities must make entrance-examination scores public, to ensure that admissions are based on merit, and not money passed under the table.

  • Newspaper

    Serbia expels a school for teaching corruption

    Serbia

    Press

    Daniel Simpson - NY Times

    Ten weeks in charge of Belgrade's most unruly high school killed its Director's passion for education. Few of the staff members were willing to cooperate with her efforts to stop a system of bribery for good grades. When the police caught one math teacher accepting a marked 50-euros note from a student and the problem came out into the open, the teachers rebelled against her with a vote of no confidence in her authority.

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    Thai report finds cheating is the norm, not the exception

    Thailand

    Press

    - South China Morning Post

    A study conducted by students at Chulalongkorn University shows that large numbers of students are climbing the academic ladder not by hard work and smarts, but by cheating. Assignments were sold at a rate of 15 to 30 baht per page, depending on the subject matter and the urgency. Students could purchase multiples choice in advance or written exams.

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    Chinese Academics consider a culture of copying

    China

    Press

    Jiang Xueqin - Chronicle of Higher Education

    For many years now in China, plagiarism among professors and cheating among students have been acceptable practices in a society that has shown little awareness of intellectual property-rights protection almost anything can be copied or counterfeited if the price is right.

  • Newspaper

    A rise in corruption on Russian Federation campuses

    Russian Federation

    Press

    - Chronicle of Higher Education

    Reported instances of bribery and corruption increased sharply last year on campuses throughout Russian Federation. More than 1,000 incidents of bribe-taking and related abuses by administrators and professors were confirmed in 2001, an increase of 32 percent over the 2000 levels.

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    University of Zimbabwe official is accused of corruption

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    - Chronicle of Higher Education

    The chairman of the University of Zimbabwe's council has been implicated in corruption at the institution. A report of a parliamentary committee on education that has been investigating rampant corruption at the university should be held accountable for approving shady deals in which the university lost money. The report said the deputy vice chancellor had irresponsibly allowed the signing of a series of high-priced contracts to companies without following the correct procedure.

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    Reports of Bribe-taking at Russian Federation Universities have increased

    Russian Federation

    Press

    Bryon Mac Williams - Chronicle of Higher Education

    It is estimated that Russian students and their parents annually spend between $2 billion and $ 5 billion in bribes. And it costs between $ 10 000 and $ 15 000 in bribes to gain acceptance into well-regarded institutions of higher learning in Moscow.

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