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  • Newspaper

    Top universities refuse to disclose fee expenditure details

    UK

    Richard Garner - The Independant

    Many of the UK’s leading universities are refusing to spell out just how they are spending their students’ £9,000 (US$13,600) a year tuition fees. The influential think-tank, the Higher Education Policy Institute, invited a range of institutions to explain how they were spending the money - but the majority, including almost all the of the country’s most select universities, declined to reply.

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    Two law students who hand in similar exams are in police custody

    France

    - L'Express éducation

    It was the Director of the University of Law in Le Havre who drew this violation to the attention of the Public Prosecutor. Cheating on an exam is punished by a maximum sentence of 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 9000 Euros.

  • Newspaper

    Cheating is rife in Russia, finds student survey

    Russian Federation

    Jack Grove - Times Higher Education

    One in seven Russian students readily admits to cheating in university exams and one in 25 students also reports having paid for someone else to write at least one mid-term or final-year paper, according to the annual Monitoring of Education Markets and Organizations Project (Memo), which received responses from almost 3,000 Russian undergraduates in 2013.

  • Newspaper

    Students get academics to write essays for €50 an hour

    Ireland

    Joe Humphreys Michael O'Byrne - The Irish times

    Universities increase measures to combat academic fraud as websites offer to do work. A proliferation of online services for third-level students offering “pay as you go” essays has prompted universities to review their policies against plagiarism. DCU is one of a number of institutions that are altering their methods of assessment, in tandem with the rollout of “cut-and-paste” detection software, to combat the threat of academic fraud.

  • Newspaper

    Final exams: Close to a third of cheating is thanks to new technology

    France

    - Etudiant Le Figaro

    According to the candidates, it is still « complicated » to use one’s mobile phone or any other connected utility during exams. They will not be discouraged of cheating, however: a certain number make do with traditional cheat sheets… Why count on connected utilities, and risk being found out, when good old cheat sheets or plagiarism are more discreet and just as effective?

  • Newspaper

    Universities 'impose illegal contracts on students

    UK

    Kate Palmer - The Telegraph

    Thousands of students have signed up to 'unlawful' contracts that allow universities to increase tuition fees arbitrarily or discontinue their course, an investigation has alleged. University students can have their fees increased or their degree course altered on a whim as a result of unfair contract terms. A consumer lobby group said one in five universities were using unlawful contract terms to give them unlimited power to change courses once students have enrolled.

  • Newspaper

    Cheating on final exams up by 10% in 2014

    France

    - Le Figaro

    A sign of the times, cheating comes down to glancing at your smartphone during an exam, or copy-pasting whole sections of texts found on the Internet. Attempts to cheat on final exams increased by 10% in 2014, when compared to 2013, according to National Education Ministry statistics.

  • Newspaper

    Combatting corruption in higher education in Armenia

    Armenia

    - EAP-PCF News

    The Council of Europe and European Union joint project “Strengthening Integrity and Combating Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia” was launched in Yerevan on 27 May 2015. The Project objective is to support the development of prevention and integrity mechanisms for practicing professionals and to increase good governance in the field of higher education in Armenia.

  • Newspaper

    Politician stumbles over lost test papers

    Germany

    Michael Gardner - University World News

    A leading North Rhine-Westphalian politician has been caught up in a scandal over a botched-up seminar test. The Christian Democrat failed to observe correct procedures for test papers as a visiting lecturer at RWTH Aachen University.

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