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    World heart research expert fired

    Netherlands

    Jan Petter Myklebust - University World News

    A world-renowned expert on the reduction of risks involved in heart surgery has been dismissed from Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, after violation of academic integrity. In one study it was found that he used patient data without permission, used fictitious data, and that two reports were submitted to conferences which included knowingly unreliable data.

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    Officials examine national corruption strategy

    Cameroon

    Elizabeth Mosima - All Africa

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission launched the National Anti-corruption strategy in 2010. It is in this light that a two-day workshop on understanding and dissemination of the strategy in the Ministry of Basic Education opened in Yaounde last Thursday. The workshop brought together officials of the central and regional services from across the country.

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    Donors slash government aid over corruption

    Uganda

    Patience Ahimbisibwe - All Africa

    The Uganda government was last evening left searching for alternative sources of funding following the withdrawal of support to the education sector by one of its key donors. The Dutch government announced it was withdrawing funding to a tune of nearly Shs50b (14 million Euro), citing concerns over persistent corruption, poor public financial management and poor standards.

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    Degree mills tarnish private higher education

    Sarah King-Head - University World News

    According to the most recent report of Accredibase, the UK-based background screening company Verifile Limited, there was a staggering 48% increase in the number of known degree or diploma mills operating worldwide last year. It identified more than 2,500 bogus institutions across all regions, but primarily in North America and Europe.

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    Disingenuous data

    USA

    Doug Lederman - Inside Higher Ed

    Iona College acknowledged Tuesday that its former provost had, for nearly a decade, manipulated and misreported student-related data to government officials, accrediting bodies, bond rating agencies, and others.

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    Dean may face data fraud charges

    Netherlands

    Jan Petter Myklebust - University World News

    A Tilburg University inquiry has recommended that details of forgery of documents and fraud committed by a leading social psychologist should be passed to the Dutch public prosecution service.

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    Universities come under fire for doctoring accounting books to hike tuitions

    Korea R

    Kim Eun-jung - Yonhap News Agency

    Private and public universities in South Korea have engaged in creative accounting practices resulting in excessive hikes in tuition fees, the state audit agency said. Wrapping up an investigation into 35 randomly chosen universities, including nine public institutions, the Board of Audit and Inspection said the institutions had habitually manipulated their accounting books over the past five years to justify steep rises in tuition expenses.

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    Wikipedia tops list of plagiarized sources

    USA

    David Nagel - Campus Technology

    The study "Plagiarism and the Web" analyzed more than 33.5 million papers submitted to the Turnitin service from June 2010 to June 2011. In those papers, iParadigms' researchers found 128 million "content matches" from a wide variety of Web sources.

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    University of Wales abolished after visa scandal

    UK

    Julie Henry - The Telegraph

    The University of Wales will cease to exist after mounting a series of damaging revelations. An investigation revealed last week that overseas students at Rayat London College, in Hounslow, were sold diploma exam answers in advance of taking the test.

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