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Jan 05, 2023 07:38 PM
CHINA

China Punishes Dozens for Academic Fraud at Medical Universities

Some medical researchers had their doctorates revoked or their PhD applications disqualified. Photo: VCG
Some medical researchers had their doctorates revoked or their PhD applications disqualified. Photo: VCG

China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has disclosed a string of cases of academic fraud at medical and higher education institutions, many of which involved plagiarism or the buying and selling of research data, with nearly 40 medical researchers punished.

The disclosure comes amid a tougher crackdown on scientific misconduct, after a number of academic integrity scandals dented the country’s international reputation and undermined its efforts to rise as a science superpower.

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