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  • Newspaper

    Seoul education superintendent probed by anti-corruption agency

    Korea R

    Shin Ji-hye - The Korea Herald

    The Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials is investigating Seoul’s education superintendent for abusing his authority following the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea complaint against him. The official undermined transparency and fairness by ordering certain departments to advance the employment of five teachers who were dismissed between July and August in 2018. They had previously worked in his election camp in 2008.

  • Newspaper

    Berkeley study: major university rankings may be biased

    Brendan O’Malley - University World News

    A study from the University of California reveals rankings may be distorted by the business activities of the ranker, including selling consulting, analytics and other services to universities. Findings show that Russian universities using services provided by QS, a major ranking company, have increased their positions in the QS World University Rankings regardless of improvements in the quality of their institutions.

  • Newspaper

    Row over mismanagement of EU research funding

    Bulgaria

    Jan Petter Myklebust - University World News

    European Commission officials are expected to hold talks with government representatives in Bulgaria over the alleged mismanagement of funds in the operational programme Science and Education for Smart Growth in the European Union budget. Bulgaria has received funding for 116 agreements totalling BGN324 million (€165 million or US$174 million), and of these, eight projects have reportedly been found to be mismanaged, with a total budget of BGN180 million (€92 million or US$97 million).

  • Live and work with integrity. You can do it!

    This textbook presents integrity in all its forms with both theoretical and practical material to help you understand the importance of acting with integrity.

    Integrity Action

    2015

  • Newspaper

    Officials ‘tempered’ education data to obtain US aid

    Afghanistan

    Ameen Amjad Khan - University World News

    A senior US official has called for independent verification of Afghan government figures on the use of US education aid following claims by Afghan ministers that the previous government had provided data on US-funded school and higher education projects that were flawed, tempered and exaggerated, and had interfered with university entrance exams. These allegations suggest the existence of ghost schools and teachers that are being paid for with US aid money.

  • Corruption, grabbing and development

    All societies develop their own norms about what is fair behaviour and what is not. Violations of these norms, including acts of corruption, can collectively be described as forms of `grabbing'. This unique volume addresses how grabbing hinders...

    Søreide, Tina, Williams, Aled

    Cheltenham (UK), Edward Elgar, 2014

  • Educational corruption in Kenya's Free Primary Education Program

    Providing free primary education (FPE) and ending corruption were key election pledges made by former President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya during his inaugural speech on December 30, 2002. Although FPE is being implemented to achieve universal primary...

    Odero, Jared O.

    2013

  • Building integrity in fragile contexts

    How can donors balance anti-corruption goals with the need to promote stability in fragile and conflict-affected states? What can be learned from the Performance Based Governance Fund in Afghanistan? This brief highlights the emergence of context...

    Marquette, Heather

    Birmingham (UK), University of Birmingham, International Development Department, IDD, 2012

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