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VroniPlag objected to the Dissertation of the Minister of Giffey

On the PhD thesis of Minister for family Affairs, Giffey, according to "mirror" the massive complaints. Plagiarism auditors had found in it on more than every third pages of violations of scientific rules.

The mirror, plagiarism examiners of VroniPlag have identified in the Dissertation by Federal Ministers for family Affairs Franziska Giffey numerous inconsistencies. More than every third of the pages they found after violations of scientific rules. Especially dealing with quotes was problematic. The experts of Vroniplag objectionable according to the "mirror" that Giffey is handled during the Writing of her doctoral work badly with source references.

"Careless handling of the author with sources"

There are numerous "Blind and MIS - quotes" that had been adopted in those documents in footnotes unaudited. A representative of VroniPlag estimated the magnitude of the errors compared to the "mirror" as a "medium heavy". The defects are particularly dangerous because errors in this way could spread. In addition, many literal and analogous text to be acquisitions not been made as such.

review by University not completed

Giffey had submitted her PhD thesis with the title "Europe's way to the citizens" in 2010 at the Free University of Berlin. She had asked the FU some time ago an official examination of your Dissertation and stresses, you have written the work "to the best of our Knowledge and belief". The latest accusation of plagiarism examiner, counsel for the Minister would not comment. The examination by the University is not yet complete.

Andreas Scheuer no longer wears his doctorate.

In the past there had been in the German policy scandals related to plagiarism offences. Were affected, among other things, the former German defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg of the CSU, as well as the former Federal Minister of education Annette Schavan (CDU). You lost your PhD or did you volunteer. Also Guttenbergs party colleague, the Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer, no longer leads his doctorate to become aware of inconsistencies.

What happened to the plagiarists?, 20.03.2014 Atlas |Germany |Berlin

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