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  • Handbook of good practices in the fight against corruption

    The goal of this Handbook is to map a variety of anti-corruption practices in EU Member States (MS) that have proved to be useful in solving problems related to corruption, and which can inspire similar initiatives elsewhere. For this purpose, one...

    Huss, Oksana, Beke, Mike, Wynarski, Jan, ; Slot, Brigitte

    European Commission, 2023

  • Youth attitudes towards intolerance to corruption in Lithuania

    Corruption as the challenge needs many efforts. The fight against corruption is uniting organizations at international, national and local levels. This fight requires not only changes in legal basis or institutional procedures, but rather the change...

    Toleikienė, Rita, Balčiūnas, Sagitas, Juknevičienė , Vita


  • Open government and educational quality for SDG 4: a look at Spain and Mexico

    Maria Fatima Pinho-De Oliveira

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    Ministry gets tough on ‘problematic’ private universities



    Kafil Yamin - University World News

    The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture has revoked 31 private higher education licences after finding that the institutions did not meet the required standards in terms of facilities and student numbers, that teaching was poor, and that there had been allegations of bogus courses and fraudulent issuing of diplomas. The Ministry will help students from the institutions concerned to transfer to accredited institutions. Teachers who are found not to have been involved in the fraudulent schemes will receive the same assistance, otherwise, they will be blacklisted.

  • School participatory budgeting

    he innovative civil participation tools and mechanisms are needed to bring up conscious and responsible young citizens who are actively engaged in the decision-making process, are able to influence the development of their communities, whose voice is...

    Council of Europe, 2023

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    The economic impact of fake qualifications in South Africa

    South Africa


    Victor J Pitsoe - University World News

    False qualifications damage the South African economy in several ways: they reduce productivity, increase expenditure, damage reputation, undermine confidence in the education system and reduce tax revenues. Governments and businesses need to tackle this problem, particularly by enforcing existing restrictions, improving the quality of education and training, setting up a centralized system for verifying qualifications and applying sanctions against those offering false certificates.

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    Breakthrough Victoria plants $600,000 in anti-plagiarism edtech Cadmus



    Simon Thomsen - Startupdaily

    Cadmus, a software platform with sophisticated learner analytics that detects the authenticity of a student’s work has been awarded $600,000 by the Breakthrough Victoria, the State Government's investment fund. Reports show a 76% decrease in academic misconduct, a 91% positive student experience and an 8.5% increase in academic performance and pass rates.

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    100 more cheating websites blocked



    Minister of education - Ministers' Media Centre

    The higher education regulator TEQSA disrupted access to another 100 academic cheating websites. This brings the number of illegal cheating websites blocked under these protocols to 250 since August 2022. The agency has also developed a range of resources for students and staff. Australia’s anti-cheating laws make it illegal to provide or promote academic cheating services. Penalties include up to 2 years in prison and fines of up to $110,000.

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    NextEd uses Turnitin to fight plagiarism



    Staff Writer - ITWire

    Internet-based plagiarism detection service provider Turnitin is helping private education organisation NextEd to combat actual and potential academic misconduct including the detection of AI writing tools like ChatGPT—across a cohort of 15,000 domestic and international students. Since implementing Turnitin, NextEd has seen a noticeable increase in levels of understanding of academic integrity, improvements in researching and referencing, a rise in literacy skills, and a dramatic reduction in cases of plagiarism—from 140 to less than 20 cases per year, a drop of more than 85%.

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