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  • Newspaper

    Scandals put teaching of economics in the dock

    Chile

    Press

    Maria Elena Hurtado - University world news

    The spate of financial scandals that are rocking Chile have stirred a wholesome debate in the country on the importance of ethics in the teaching of economics. The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile’s economics and administration faculty has been under the spotlight since three of its former students, previously hailed as 'star students', were prosecuted and jailed for a week pending trial for tax fraud and other financial crimes

  • CIES panel: how can open data be used to improve transparency and fight against corruption in education?

    News

    In recent years, countries as different as Kenya, Mexico and the Philippines have witnessed increased activity in access to information initiatives and calls for more transparent and accountable governments. The development of technology centers, along with social movements demanding the right to information, have indeed encouraged an array of activities responding to calls for access to information.

  • Newspaper

    Students protest corruption, demand education reform

    Chile

    Press

    - The New York Times

    Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile's capital Thursday to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul. Police said about 20,000 people took part, while student organizers estimated the crowd at about 150,000.

  • Newspaper

    U.S. schools expelled 8,000 Chinese students

    USA, China

    Press

    Lian Qi - Wall Street Journal

    As tens of thousands of Chinese students prepare to study in the U.S., they might reflect on the experience of some of those who went before them. According to an estimate by a U.S. education company, some 8,000 Chinese students were expelled from American universities last year alone – and the main reasons were poor grades and cheating.

  • Newspaper

    Canadian university professors 'condemn' Carleton University board for gag order

    Canada

    Press

    Chris Cobb - Ottawa Citizen

    The association representing Canada’s university professors has condemned Carleton University’s board of governors for a new policy that will ban board members from speaking publicly about the meetings they attend. The professors say the move is a violation of transparency and openness that is fundamental to academic freedom. The board has also moved to ban faculty and student union representatives from sitting on the board, claiming they are in conflict of interest.

  • Newspaper

    Minedu rewards winners of Best Practices in Public Management and Corruption in Education

    Peru

    Press

    Peru Ministerio de Educacion - Peru Ministerio de Educacion

    The commitment and effort of Ministry of Education ( Minedu ) officials were recognized during the awards ceremony of the contest "Best Practices in Public and Anticorruption Management in Education 2015" which this year honoured the winners of three categories. In this fourth version of the contest thirty-eight good practices were presented, which were evaluated by an ad hoc committee based on criteria such as planning, replicability and sustainability.

  • Newspaper

    Sharp rise in Brazilian paper retractions

    Brazil

    Press

    Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade - SciDev.net

    Cases of scientific malpractice in Brazil increased significantly between 2009 and 2012, according to a study looking at article retraction in scientific journals. The paper looked at retracted research articles in two major Latin American and Caribbean databases. Out of 2,000 articles from around the world published in the databases between 2009 and 2014, 31 were later pulled back, including 25 articles from Brazil. The study, published in Science and Engineering Ethics, says that this could threaten the country’s growing popularity as a research partner.

  • Newspaper

    Fake US university exposes 'pay-to-stay' immigration fraud

    USA, China, India

    Press

    - BBC News

    Twenty-one people have been arrested after US authorities set up a fake university to expose immigration fraud. Officials said the accused knew that the University of Northern New Jersey did not exist, but they were unaware it was a ruse run by immigration agents. The defendants acted as brokers for more than 1,000 foreigners who sought to maintain student and work visas, prosecutors said. Most foreign nationals involved in the scheme came from China and India.

  • Newspaper

    Universities need balance in accepting corporate money

    Canada

    Press

    Simona Chiose - The Globe and Mail

    More Canadian institutions will face controversy over the influence of donors on programmes if they do not rethink their relationship with private funders, warn academics who have studied the relationship between donations and educational institutions. This is following a string of cases over the past decade that have led academics across the country to criticize postsecondary institutions that appear to be willing to share control over their research agenda with private donors.

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