Fake Russian Music Degrees
Korean investigators have uncovered a case of widespread degree fraud involving over 120 people who bought fake Russian music degrees
from a woman "identified as Do":
Do advertised her institute as a Korean campus of the Russian university and the Russian college dean came here along with a couple of other Russian professors for about 10 days a year to provide lessons,'' said a prosecutor... Prosecutors said that the fake degree holders registered their degrees at the Korea Research Foundation (KRF) and some of them worked as lecturers at local universities, trying to create an academic clique.
This strikes me as odd as I would never have picked music as a field conducive to degree fraud, since other musicians would notice pretty quickly if you don't know what you're doing. Also, the idea that these fake degree holders were all colluding to create an academic clique is a bit bizarre. They must have figured there was strength in numbers.
The case also reminded me of the fake Moscow Philharmonic
that was caught touring in Hong Kong back in 2000.
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