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Elsevier__246 reasons for academic cheating

Enviado: quinta mai 09, 2019 5:30 am
por Torgal
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 1519300235

De: F. Pacheco Torgal
Enviado: 31 de Dezembro de 2018 6:38
Assunto: Murder of dean who exposed fraud

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/ne ... corruption

Concern about corruption in South African higher education has mounted in the aftermath of the murder of a senior scholar who tried to blow the whistle on academic fraud... Professor Kamwendo may have been targeted after he uncovered how PhDs were being fraudulently awarded at Zululand, an 18,000-student institution on South Africa’s eastern coast…“ It’s very likely that corruption and the ‘patronage politics’ are so well established there that it is going to be difficult to fix those universities without starting again,”

Following the emails below one can say that Its seems there´s a world epidemic on academic fraud even in Western countries ! A possible solution to mitigate the problem could be to force PhD committees to include foreign experts, something that already take place in the universities of some countries.