Volume 91 Issue 6 | p. 26 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 11, 2013

Plagiarism Leads To The Revocation Of Doctoral Degree Of Germany’s Top Science Politician

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Germany, politics, plagiarism

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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