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  • IIEP participates in the Annual International Conference for Integrity (CAII) held in Peru


    At the invitation of the Comptroller General’s Office of the Republic of Peru, IIEP participated in the 2018 Annual International Conference for Integrity (CAII) held in Lima, Peru, from 6 to 7 December 2018. This annual event seeks to "create a space for discussion about different government oversight mechanisms and their latest developments around the world”.

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    Makerere university approves new policy against sexual harassment


    Damali Mukhaye - All Africa

    Makerere University Council has approved the revised anti-sexual harassment policy aimed at eliminating the rampant sexual abuse at the institution. The University Vice-Chancellor said that the policy requires lecturers and all staff to declare any relationship they have with their students. He added: "If cases are reported to people and they sit on them, they will be liable to sanctions.

  • Promoting accountability through information: how open school data can help


    Six case studies from Asia and the Pacific look at how open school data can create a more transparent and accountable education system.

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    Will anti-plagiarism rules improve research credibility?


    Shuriah Niazi - University World News

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) implemented new regulations in order to prevent plagiarism and academic misconduct by students. They required every institution to establish a mechanism to enhance awareness about responsible conduct of research and academic activities, promotion of academic integrity and deterrence from plagiarism. The ministry of human resource development told a meeting of vice-chancellors that plagiarism software would be provided free to all institutions. However, similarity-detection is only possible if the original material is available online. And plagiarism is not just about text similarity, but also recycling of copied figures, tables, and photographs.

  • Strengthen integrity and combat corruption in higher education


    A group of officials from Kosovo* participated in a study visit to learn from Switzerland’s experience in promoting integrity in higher education.

  • How to develop successful codes of ethics for higher education institutions?


    IIEP meets young professionals from Georgia, Germany, Moldova and Ukraine at the University Duisburg Essen

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    Plagiarism: Teachers to lose jobs, students their registrations, say new HRD norms


    - The Times of India

    Student researchers found guilty of plagiarism may lose their registration and teachers could lose their jobs as the HRD ministry approved new regulations on plagiarism drafted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in New Delhi. In March this year, the UGC had approved the regulations prescribing graded punishment for plagiarism. In case the similarities are between 40% and 60%, students will be banned from submitting a revised paper for one year. A student's registration for a programme will be cancelled if the similarities are above 60%

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    Tokyo Medical University 'changed female exam scores'


    - BBC News

    Reports that one of Japan's most prestigious medical universities tampered with female applicants' entrance exam scores have sparked an outcry on social media. Tokyo Medical University began altering results in 2011 to ensure under 30% of successful applicants would be women. The private university says it will investigate the discrimination reports. Users online took aim at the Japanese government over the scandal. Critics suggested the allegations were ironic given Prime Minister stated commitment to boost female participation in the workforce. The biggest daily newspaper in Japan, Yomiuri Shimbun, published the report examining student admission numbers on Thursday, generating complaints.

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