Academic Dishonesty

Rules on academic cheating 'lack bite'

Tough regulations to be introduced at mainland universities later this year will do little to counter rampant plagiarism and falsification of academic papers and qualifications, or deter institutions from covering up offences, a number of academics say.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Do the right thing

Thomas Burish, provost of the University of Notre Dame, recently visited Hong Kong as part of a tour to establish collaborative ties with educational institutions across China. It is a timely move, as mainlanders make up about a third of the 650 foreign doctoral candidates at Notre Dame, which has had a 10-fold increase in applications from mainland students over the past five years.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Academic ghostwriting a 1 billion-yuan industry

The problem of students paying someone else to write their academic papers is all too familiar on the mainland - and it is being driven by a thriving industry.

The companies providing such services via the internet offer round-the-clock customer service and a function to track the progress of the essay being written.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Students riot after being banned from cheating in exams

Students in India have gone on a violent rampage after they were banned from cheating in exams.

More than 11,000 students in two districts of the east Indian state also boycotted their secondary school graduation exams.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Campus exam cheats in US top 70pc

Internet copying and pasting on the increase as Google generation have no concept of plagiarism

More than 70 per cent of students in the US have cheated in exams or assignments at one time or another, a survey has revealed.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Academia gets ethics body

The Ministry of Education has set up an academic ethics commission to tackle increasing fraud in universities and research bodies.

26 May 2006 - 12:00am

Academic dishonesty prevalent: top lawyer

The scandal exposed yesterday concerning Shanghai Jiaotong University professor Chen Jin was not just about academic integrity but more whether the government had done enough to promote honesty and discourage the blind pursuit of profit, an academic and lawyers said yesterday.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am

Review after English test paper goes missing

The University of Hong Kong is to review its test procedures for English enhancement courses for undergraduates after a test paper went missing during a continuous assessment test.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am

Professional dishonesty rife among university elite

Some of the country's loftiest tertiary institutions have had their reputations battered over the past few months with the emergence of several high-profile examples of professional dishonesty in the academic community.

Accusations range from lying about professional qualifications to duplicating work wholesale from other sources and passing it off as an original contribution.

24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Privacy rules protect cheats, say academics

Plagiarism among university students is widespread but privacy restrictions are preventing academics sharing information about the cheats, according to New Zealand academics.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am