Issue Date: February 11, 2013
Plagiarism Leads To The Revocation Of Doctoral Degree Of Germany’s Top Science Politician
Germany’s education and research minister, Annette Schavan, has been stripped of her doctorate. Last week a group of scholars at the University of Düsseldorf voted 12-2 to revoke her academic title on the basis of evidence that she had plagiarized parts of her thesis. This is the latest in a controversy ignited last spring when an anonymous blogger accused Schavan of plagiarizing parts of her now-30-year-old philosophy thesis. Schavan has long denied . . .
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