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An investigating committee has cleared Hungary’s president of plagiarizing his 1992 doctoral thesis, despite the inclusion of many pages copied from other sources and a long list of errors.

A five-member committee at Budapest’s Semmelweis University says academics at the then-independent University of Physical Education should have noticed and called attention to similarities between large parts of Schmitt’s thesis analyzing the Olympic Games and works by other authors.

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  1. Edmund Says:

    Wow. 207 pages copied, only 7 original, according to the latest analysis. And let’s not forget the apparently inappropriate employment relationship between the advisee and his advisors when the thesis was “written.” What a mess.

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