There are allegations of plagiarism at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences: The Salzburg plagiarism researcher Stefan Weber accuses two professors, who were dismissed in June, plagiarism in their theses. A professor who appealed to the public a few days ago about his dismissal plagiarized “large school materials” in his thesis without naming the source, Weber told APA on Wednesday.
Professors already terminated
One of the two academics had turned to regional media in the course of his dispute before the labor court at the end of last week. After 13 years at the FH, he was suddenly fired without warning. “After bachelor’s exams, a very well-known colleague and I were prevented from leaving the room. We were instructed very quickly that we would be given notice and taken off duty. Since the man is fighting the dismissal in front of the labor court, the FH management has not issued a statement citing this ongoing procedure.
Plagiarized from school books
Weber, who is known for uncovering numerous plagiarized scientific papers by celebrities, reviews the diploma theses of the two professors. In the 52-page work professors who had turned to the media, he found “plagiarism of text from paragraph to page”. Just as “shocking as the copious plagiarism are their sources: In two of them, literature from the school context was verifiably plagiarized,” Weber said. And further: “A graduate student plagiarized school literature as well as a Berlin term paper in his thesis and submits this elaborate to the same college at which he later becomes a professor and then also supervises which bachelor thesis. Now the question is obvious: actually during the supervision period of the ‘renowned’ specialist colleague? “