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NUS Enterprise Faculty reviewing visiting professor’s credentials after accusations of educational fraud

NUS Business School reviewing visiting professor’s credentials after accusations of academic fraud

SINGAPORE — The enterprise faculty on the Nationwide College of Singapore (NUS) is reviewing the credentials of one among its visiting professors after she was accused of educational fraud. She is alleged to have obtained a doctoral diploma from an unlicensed college in Europe and lied about her hyperlinks to China’s telecommunications firm Huawei.

In response to the allegations in opposition to Peking College professor Chen Chunhua, NUS Enterprise Faculty on Monday (July 25) advised TODAY that it holds the school “to the very best requirements” and is conducting a overview of the adjunct school member’s credentials.

“The school member is not going to be instructing any modules pending our overview,” the varsity stated.

A test on the varsity’s web site confirmed that Ms Chen is now not listed there and her profile seems to have been eliminated.

NUS Enterprise Faculty didn’t reply to TODAY’s query on whether or not the college did take away Ms Chen’s profile from its web site. It additionally didn’t state what her position was within the faculty.

Hong Kong information media South China Morning Put up (SCMP) reported final Friday that Ms Chen’s academic {qualifications} grew to become a lightning rod for the net neighborhood in China who had fact-checked her credentials after Huawei issued a public assertion refuting her ties to the agency and its founder Ren Zhengfei.

Huawei stated earlier this month that it had seen “over 10,000 on-line articles” that includes Ms Chen’s feedback of the agency, with some referring to her as a “Huawei army adviser”, SCMP reported.

Ms Chen’s skilled biography listed her as having obtained a doctorate of enterprise administration from the European College of Eire in 2001. SCMP reported that it’s not included in an inventory of 25 Irish universities acknowledged by China’s schooling ministry.

A test by TODAY discovered no official web site for such a college whereas Occasions Larger Schooling — a British journal that experiences particularly on points associated to larger schooling — stated in an article that the schooling ministry in Eire had beforehand opened an investigation into an operation known as “European College of Eire” that appeared to function from an lodging in Dublin “with out official sanction”.

SCMP stated in its report that Ms Chen, 58, is now the dean of Beijing Worldwide MBA Enterprise Faculty at Peking College, in addition to a professor and doctoral supervisor on the Faculty of Enterprise Administration on the South China College of Expertise.

In a separate case earlier in Might, an assistant finance professor at Singapore Administration College left the institute after allegedly making false claims about educational writing.

Ms Margaret Zhu allegedly lied about receiving conditional acceptances for 2 educational papers, titled Actual Results of Company Hedging and Company Derivatives Hedging within the Previous Two A long time, from the Journal of Finance and Evaluate of Monetary Research respectively.