Corruption in higher education: global challenges and responses

Authors: 
Denisova-Schmidt, Elena
Imprint: Brill, Sense, 2019
Collation: xiv-183 p.
Series: Global perspectives on higher education, 46

The lack of academic integrity combined with the prevalence of fraud and other forms of unethical behavior are problems that higher education faces in both developing and developed countries, at mass and elite universities, and at public and private institutions. While academic misconduct is not new, massification, internationalization, privatization, digitalization, and commercialization have placed ethical challenges higher on the agenda for many universities. Corruption in academia is particularly unfortunate, not only because the high social regard that universities have traditionally enjoyed, but also because students—young people in critical formative years—spend a significant amount of time in universities. How they experience corruption while enrolled might influence their later personal and professional behavior, the future of their country, and much more. Further, the corruption of the research enterprise is especially serious for the future of science. The contributors to Corruption in Higher Education: Global Challenges and Responses bring a range of perspectives to this critical topic.

Higher education
Academic fraud, Cheating, Essay mills, Fake degrees, Plagiarism, Corruption, Conflict of interest, Fraud, Educational management, University administration, Ethics, Globalization, Integrity, Research, Students, Student behaviour, University staff, University staff behaviour, Youth
Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe
Armenia, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation, Ukraine