Archive for Germany

Academic staff in Germany

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 12 March 2011 by Steve

“RT @hsspiegel Majority of academic staff in Germany on short-term contracts. Half of them less than 12 months. http://bit.ly/eI8xxb” (tweet)

[Gaby Mahlberg, Twitter, 12 March]

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PhD row ex-minister faces charges after resignation

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg, who last week stepped down as Germany’s Minister of Defence following allegations of plagiarism in his doctoral thesis, has also resigned his seat in parliament, meaning he is no longer immune from prosecution. With more than 100 accusations of plagiarism being probed by prosecutors, zu Guttenberg is now facing preliminary court proceedings …” (more)

[Michael Gardner, University World News, 8 March]

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and his movable type

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The resignation of a minister over PhD plagiarism reveals how much more Germany values academia than we do …” (more)

[Philip Oltermann, Guardian, 2 March]

German defence minister quits over plagiarism row

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“German’s defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has resigned from all political posts after a scandal over duplications in his PhD thesis has grown out of proportion …” (more)

[Quirin Schiermeier, The Great Beyond, 1 March]

German scientists outraged in defence minister plagiarism affair

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 28 February 2011 by Steve

“Thousands of German scientists and academics have signed an open letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel expressing their unhappiness over the official handling of the by-now notorious case of plagiarism on the part of her minister of defence. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is accused of having duplicated large parts of his 2006 PhD thesis …” (more)

[Quirin Schiermeier, The Great Beyond, 28 February]

Academic plagiarism and the wider world

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 24 February 2011 by Steve

“Academics are used to discussions about the nature and implications of plagiarism, both on the part of students and occasionally by staff. But just occasionally plagiarism that had its origins in academic exercises creates waves in the wider world …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 24 February]

University strips German minister of his doctorate

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 24 February 2011 by Steve

“The German defence minister rejected opposition claims he was a ‘liar and a cheat’ but has admitted writing an ‘obviously problematic’ doctoral thesis …” (more)

[Derek Scally, Irish Times, 24 February]