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Greater risk of academic fraud as competition grows: Experts – The Straits Times (Yuen Sin | November 2017)

 


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Singapore is at far greater risk of academic fraud now, given the increasingly competitive academic environment here, say most of the eight scientists and researchers whom The Straits Times spoke to.

The danger has always been around, but the pressure to “publish or perish” has steadily been increasing in recent years, in the light of the rise of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in international league tables, such as the closely watched Times Higher Education World University Rankings, over the past few years.

A university’s research quality and output play a key role in the assessment so academics have a compelling incentive to make a mark.

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