Entry Number 02236

Technische Universität München - Deutschland, Technical University of Munich - Germany 2014-07-09

(Eine deutsche Version steht weiter unten.)


The Technical University of Munich* – “Research Prize for Plagiarized Work” – 3

At the same time, it became known that the young historian responsible for the work, Julia Bellmann, had belatedly declared, a year earlier, that around a third of the two hundred forty-one short biographies in her book had been based “essentially on information” contained in a book published two years before that by her colleague Rebecca Schwoch. Bellmann had taken portions of some of the texts word for word from Schwoch’s book without citing any source – an instance of plagiarism.

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Source: Hermann Horstkotte, “Forschungspreis für ein Plagiat,“ ZeitOnline, 13.12.2013.

*According to The Times of London, in its Higher Education Supplement [THES], World University Rankings, 2012-2013,  http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/wo…) the Technical University of Munich, officially recognized by the German government as an “elite university,” is ranked 87 overall among the world’s universities. At its current ranking, the Technical University of Munich is not so very far behind many universities in, for example, East Asia. It is now only thirty-seven places behind China’s Tsinghua University (ranked 50 in the world), only thirty places behind the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (ranked 57 in the world), only forty-two places behind Peking University (ranked 45 in the world), only sixty-one places behind the National University of Singapore (ranked 26 in the world), only twenty-seven places behind Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (ranked 60 in the world), and, for another comparison, only eighty-two places behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (ranked 5 in the world).  http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/wo…)

“While the traditional study-abroad sites for Americans, Britain, Italy, Spain and France, still attract more students from the United States, the report found that China is now the fifth-most-popular destination.” – The New York Times

And what about Germany?

Novel: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/wo…) steht die Technische Universität München, eine durch die deutsche Regierung anerkannte „Elite-Universität“, an der 87. Stelle in der Welt. Heute an ihrer jetzigen Stelle, steht die Technische Universität München nicht mehr bei weitem hinter vielen Universitäten in, zum Beispiel, Ostasien. Sie steht nur 37 Stellen hinter Chinas Tsinghua University (an der 50. Stelle in der Welt), nur 30 Stellen hinter der Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (an der 57. Stelle in der Welt), nur 42 Stellen hinter der Peking University (an der 45. Stelle in der Welt), nur 61 Stellen hinter der National University of Singapore (an der 26. Stelle in der Welt), nur 27 Stellen hinter Koreas Pohang University of Science and Technology (an der 60. Stelle in der Welt), und, um noch einen Vergleich anzustellen, nur 82 Stellen hinter dem Massachusetts Institute of Technology (an der 5. Stelle in der Welt).  http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/wo…)

„Unter Amerikanern, die im Ausland studieren, sind die beliebtesten Länder Großbritannien, Italien, Spanien, Frankreich und China.“ – The New York Times

Und was ist mit Deutschland? ===========================================