More South Korean scholars have been found to have listed their children as collaborators in the paper. According to a new survey by South Korea’s Ministry of Education, 11 university scholars listed their children of high school or high school age as collaborators. The inclusion of children as collaborators was considered to help increase their chances of entering university.
This practice has been around since at least 2007. The survey has identified 17 scholars and involved 24 papers.
South Korea is investigating the way wealthy, famous elite children enter universities. The author is considered an academic misdemeanour in South Korea and faces severe penalties.
The penalties considered by South Korea’s ministry include condemnation, a one-year ban on state research and dismissal. A scholar at Seoul’s Sunging Hall University has reportedly been fired.