***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** There are numerous Web sites in Russia that offer course and diploma projects, and dissertations. Services range from copy-editing to ready-to launch dissertations, including original proposal, research, writing, editing, and, in some cases, "defense" (that is, registering the dissertation as having been defended). Just to give you some idea, here's a sample site: http://studentbank.ru/?type=35. The authorities make few, if any, attempts to curb this fake knowledge industry. This is truly scary. On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 7:47 PM, Valdis Krebs <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > I had complained about massive plagiarism of one of my web pages here > earlier… looks like "knowledge laundering” is a popular process in the > former Soviet Union. > > > http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/05/the_thriving_russian_black_market_in_dissertations_and_the_crusaders_fighting.html > > > *Valdis Krebs* > Orgnet, LLC > Twitter/Skype: @orgnet > http://orgnet.com > http://thenetworkthinkers.com > https://facebook.com/OrgnetLLC > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valdis_Krebs > > > > > > > > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email > message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET > in the body of the message. -- Dmitry Zinoviev Professor of Computer Science Suffolk University, Boston, MA 02114 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.