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    TuringCerts combats fraud with blockchain-powered certificate validation

    Taiwan China

    - E27

    The Taiwanese startup, TuringChain offers educational institutions, students, and enterprises a new way of certification and authentication with the blockchain-powered solution TuringCerts. According to its CEO, a quarter of all data on LinkedIn is fake or exaggerated, while 27% of degrees can be bought online. TuringCerts’ creates an anti-counterfeit e-portfolio for students, and educational institutions receive a digital cache, which they can use to issue certificates.TuringCerts uses Smart Identification and protects digital certificates from manipulation.

  • Newspaper

    Minister resigns over NTU president appointment fiasco

    Taiwan China

    Mimi Leung - University World News

    Taiwan’s Minister of Education has resigned over his refusal to sign off the highly controversial appointment of a new president for National Taiwan University (NTU) until key questions surrounding the appointment had been cleared up. The new president was due to take the helm of the prestigious university on 1 February. However, there were allegations of a conflict of interest in the university’s process of electing him and separate allegations of plagiarism.

  • Newspaper

    Top university’s next president mired in controversy

    Taiwan China

    Mimi Leung - University World News

    The president-to-be of Taiwan’s top higher education institution had been due to take up his post on 1 February after his selection to the top university position by a university committee in January. However, his taking of office has been delayed after it was revealed in January that he was an independent director of the board of a private company, and that the company’s vice chairman sat on the university selection committee. He has also been subjected to plagiarism allegations relating to a paper he presented at a conference in May 2017, but the university said in late January it would not formally investigate the claims.

  • Newspaper

    Ministry tackles research integrity after NTU scandal

    Taiwan China

    Mimi Leung and Yojana Sharma - University World News

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology has said it will set up an Office of Research Integrity to hold researchers to ethical academic standards in the wake of a major academic fraud scandal at the country’s top institution, National Taiwan University or NTU, which has severely damaged its research reputation. The office will create a database of different types of breaches of academic standards, including fraud and plagiarism. Taiwan’s Ministry of Education also announced an amendment to its regulations, forcing academics accused of academic fraud to relinquish honorary and monetary awards granted by the ministry, and return funds already granted.

  • Newspaper

    Loophole-ridden retirement system threatens higher education

    Taiwan China

    Christine Chou - The China Post

    Having barely recovered from the protests over history curriculum in July, the Ministry of Education finds itself under heat again. This time, over failing to prevent the undue influence of high-ranking officials who serve in positions at private universities right after their retirement. Twenty-one officials who retired from the MOE allegedly assumed positions at private colleges in the past 20 years. Some are said to be receiving lucrative sums in addition to their retirement pensions, while others are said to be well past retirement age.

  • Newspaper

    Education minister resigns over research fraud scandal

    Taiwan China

    Mimi , Yojana Leung , Sharma - University News

    Taiwan's Education Minister resigned on Monday 14 July over his links to a researcher whose papers were retracted from an international scientific journal because of alleged fraud.

  • Newspaper

    Professors face corruption charges over misuse of research funds

    Taiwan China

    Mimi Leung - University World News

    In a case that has rocked the academic community in Taiwan and put many scientific research projects in jeopardy, 22 professors at some of the country's top universities – including the prestigious National Taiwan University – have been charged with using false receipts to claim reimbursements out of research funds.

  • Newspaper

    Abuse of student internships "not fully revealed" by investigation

    China, Taiwan China, Hong Kong China

    Mimi Leung - University World News

    Students and academics from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong researching the working conditions of student interns at factories in China have said that an officially agreed investigation into working conditions at Foxconn factories, which produce Apple iPads, did not provide a "full picture" of the extent of abuse of the internship system.

  • Ethics and corruption in education: an overview

    Recent surveys suggest that leakage of funds from ministries of education to schools represent more than 80 per cent of the total sums allocated for non salary expenditures in some countries; bribes and payoffs in teacher recruitment and promotion...

    Hallak, Jacques, Poisson, Muriel

    2005

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