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    Controversy over higher education links with industry

    Germany

    Michael Gardner - University World News

    A warning by German anti-corruption organisation Transparency International that links between higher education and business are becoming increasingly obscure has sparked an open debate. "We are observing corporate interests increasingly dominating teaching and research to a large extent,” said Director of Transparency International Germany.

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    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.

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    UGC cautions award of degrees violating norms

    India

    - The Economic Times

    India's University Grants Commission has again cautioned universities against the awarding of degrees in violation of provisions, following the recent controversy surrounding the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University.

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    In international student recruitment, questions on integrity persist

    USA

    Karin Fischer - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The agent debate is dead. Long live the integrity debate. For some time now, the discussion about whether American colleges could use commission-based agents when recruiting students abroad has been the hottest of hot-button issues in international admissions, with each camp staking out fiercely partisan positions.

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    Four universities banned from accepting new students

    Russian Federation

    - The Moscow Times

    Russia's state education watchdog has added four universities to a list of educational institutions that will be prohibited from enrolling new students from this autumn, the agency said in a statement last week. The addition of two universities in Moscow and two in Dagestan bring the list of educational institutions blacklisted in recent days to 12.

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    Anti-corruption unit to police university exam

    Cambodia

    Matt Blomberg - University News

    The Cambodian government's Anti-Corruption Unit has been called on to police next month's national school-leaving exam in a bid to stamp out systemic cheating that has for decades compromised the quality of high school students applying for university places.

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    SERAP Asks Nigeria's Education Minister to Probe Alleged Stealing of Teachers' Salaries

    Nigeria

    Adetokunbo Mumuni - Premium Times

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has asked the Minister of Education to "urgently probe alleged stealing of teachers" salaries and benefits in several Federal Government colleges across the country, and punish suspected perpetrators.

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    We are the perfect gadflies: How youth can help to fight corruption in education

    Netherlands

    Frits Brouwer - Global Partnership for Education

    For Dutch Youth Representative for UNESCO, education has to come to the forefront of the development debate. He states that the implementation and effectiveness of many education programmes is hampered by corruption, and that young people can play a vital role in combatting this.

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    Reform higher education's old system of privileges

    Ukraine

    Yegor Stadny - University World News

    The last time Ukrainian cities faced occupation and artillery bombing was during World War II. That was until this spring, when Russia annexed Crimea and started to supply rebels who have occupied large cities in the East of Ukraine. This has changed everyday life for millions of Ukrainian citizens, among them thousands of school-leavers who want to enter university.

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    Universities have been "using the points system" to inflate demand

    Ireland

    Joe Humphreys - The Irish Times

    The chair of a universities' task force on reforming admissions procedures for third level has admitted colleges have been artificially inflating points by offering courses with a small student intake.

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