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  • Newspaper

    Armenian Minister of education comments on corruption at higher schools

    Armenia

    Press

    - ARKA News Agency

    The evidence of corruption at Armenian higher schools must be presented to the RA Ministry of Education; RA Minister of Education told reporters that negative phenomena do exist in the field of education, just as in any other sphere of social life, and pointed out that they will struggle against them.

  • Newspaper

    Student led anti-corruption campaign hits Yerevan campuses

    Armenia

    Press

    - HETQ

    The "Miasin" youth movement has launched an anti-corruption drive in several of Yerevan's colleges and universities that features the photographs of bribe-taking teachers being pasted. On the walls of buildings located next to Yerevan State University there are photos of at least twenty faculty and administration members with the word "bribe taker" written on them.

  • Newspaper

    Claims of medical degrees being bought in Romania

    Cyprus, Romania

    Press

    Anna Hassapi - Cyprus Mail

    The Council for Degree Accreditation (KYSATS) and the Pancyprian Association of Medical Practitioners are investigating some Cypriot and Greek doctors accused of having bought fake medical degrees from Romanian universities. However, it has been confirmed that it would be very difficult to validate whether a degree was bought or earned, because they would not examine the candidates' knowledge, instead the procedures and whether all the procedures were followed and legal is what is going to be investigated.

  • Newspaper

    Chinese Students Buy Degrees: French universities concerned

    France

    Press

    - AFP

    The alleged peddling of diplomas to Chinese students has puzzled the universities implicated, which are now concerned over the effect of aspersions on the international renown of French tertiary training. Two inquiries – one judicial and one administrative – were opened up following complaints alleging that deals were done in which Chinese students were awarded diplomas in exchange for large amounts of money.

  • Newspaper

    Large-Scale Trafficking of Degrees Uncovered at University

    France

    Press

    Yves Bordenave - Le Monde

    Several hundred Chinese students enrolled at the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) at Toulon University, are thought to have bought their degrees. The preliminary inquiry begun on 26 March into "bribery, bribe-taking, and fraud" is investigating practices thought to have started four years ago.

  • Newspaper

    Drive to stamp out nepotism in universities

    Italy

    Press

    Lee Adendorff - University World News

    The Italian cabinet has ordered the roll-out of a national accreditation scheme for academics to stamp out nepotism. Under the new scheme, commissions of five senior academics appointed in each university will accredit applicants for associate or full professorships on the basis of the quality and quantity of their academic output.

  • Newspaper

    World heart research expert fired

    Netherlands

    Press

    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.

  • Newspaper

    Dean may face data fraud charges

    Netherlands

    Press

    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.

  • Newspaper

    Romanian pupils are taught about corruption

    Romania

    Press

    - Education Week

    A new anti-corruption campaign is being launched in Romania, this one aimed at students who give gifts to their teachers. A civic group and the government have teamed up to produce and distribute a guide that tells students that giving their teachers gifts such as flowers or money is "an act of masked corruption". Beginning next month, the guide will be distributed in Bucharest to high school students.

  • Newspaper

    Corruption in Russian medical schools triggers uproar

    Russian Federation

    Press

    Anna Nemtsova - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    An exposé in the Russian edition of Esquire has roiled education and health officials here by detailing the corruption at six medical schools. The magazine in April published nine short articles by medical students describing the various ways they can pay professors in exchange for passing tests.

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