Really quite worrying UNESCO report
All about corruption – in schools as well as HE. A lot of it, unsurprisingly, is on the web:
Higher education corruption usually takes the form of fake universities, bogus degrees and accreditation fraud. The report found the number of fake universities on the internet offering bogus degrees had risen from 200 to 800 in 2000-04.
And in Ukraine, top-ranking officials from private universities admitted in 2005 that most licensing or accreditation applications, obligatory for the country’s 175 private universities, required some form of bribery for success.
Details are in the Guardian which also has link to the (very large) report, the table of contents of which is enough to scare anyone.