Sunday, May 27, 2007

SNU goes after student plagiarism

The Korea Times reports that SNU will be looking into plagiarism by students at SNU:

Seoul National University will take stern measures to root out cases of plagiarism by its students. After last year’s plagiarism scandal involving former professor Hwang Woo-suk, SNU has tried to tighten its ethical guidelines for papers of both professors and students. IPBiz notes that there was no "plagiarism" scandal involving Hwang.

The Times also wrote:

Under the situation, some professors at the school pointed out that SNU focuses only on the irregularities of professors’ research, not on the spread of plagiarism by students.

In response, SNU decided to make ethical guidelines for students’ homework and research papers.

IPBiz notes that SNU ought to make fraudulent research a top priority.


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