Record scores in terms of plagiarized theses

Plagiarized theses in Russia? In any case this would have revealed the community of experts Dissernet in an “anti-ranking” on Russian higher education, with variables as the number of plagiarized theses.

And the scores are scary, here are some examples:

  • Moscow State Pedagogical University (MGPU), 232 plagiarized theses
  • Russian Academy of Public Service (RAGS), 182 plagiarized theses
  • Derzhavin State University of Tambov, 126 plagiarized theses

As a result, the Russian government decided to fight against fraud with a new decree:

“Remember that the Russian Ministry of Education and Science has prepared in December 2017 a bill banning trade in academic work and requiring institutions to publish their theses.”