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    The question of corruption in academe

    Philip G. Altbach - International Higher Education

    Corruption in higher education is not a topic much discussed in academic circles. Yet, corruption in various manifestations is an element of higher education in many parts of the world. It is time to open a discussion of the meaning and scope of corruption since it seems to be an expanding phenomenon, especially in parts of the world facing severe economic hardships. Academic institutions in these countries come under extreme pressure to provide access and degrees to ensure success in difficult economic circumstances.

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    Georgia: Education minister determined to proceed with controversial reforms

    Georgia

    Jean-Christophe Peuch - Radio Free Europe

    Georgia: The Minister of education and science plans to reshuffle the education system of his country so as to reduce corruption in universities. One way to do this consists in standardising admission exams, under the supervision of a national organ only.

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    Online university that gave cat diploma sued for fraud

    USA

    Mark Scolforo - The Associated Press

    An online university that supposedly granted a graduate degree in business to a pet cat was sued Monday for consumer fraud by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.

  • SIDA anticorruption regulation

    The foundation of the work of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to counteract corruption is its anti-corruption regulation of May 4 2001. This booklet details this anticorruption regulation and gives practical advice on...

    Axell, Inger

    Sweden, SIDA, 2004

  • Newspaper

    Romania wrestles with a plague: corruption

    Romania

    Judy Dempsey - International Herald Tribune

    Corruption and survival-level bribery may have been endemic in the communist era, but laws have been rewritten since 1989 in an effort to combat the problem. Nevertheless, the institutions are not strong enough to deal with corruption and still everybody pay bribes to doctors, teachers and to officials.

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    Overseas overwhelmed

    UK

    - Higher Edge

    Unqualified international students use fraudulent documents to gain admission to universities. The Times Higher Education Supplement reported that an agent had placed "hundreds" of Chinese students in British universities.

  • Education and corruption

    This paper will draw on standard international definitions of 'corruption' and apply them to the education sector. It will define corruption in education, explain why it is important, and describe various types of corruption and their causes...

    Heyneman, Stephen P.

    2004

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    Corruption is rampant in 60 countries, and the public sector is plagued by bribery

    - Transparency International

    TI Corruption Perception Index 2004 ranks a record of 146 countries; most oil-producing nations are prone to high corruption.

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