If you ever watch any police shows or military movies, you know the expression “Copy that”.
Well in Hungary these days, it has all new meaning. The Hungarian President‘s had someone blow the whistle stating he plagiarized his doctoral dissertation. I have been reading the news translated from Hungarian to English, regarding the fall out over this, but a former student, Andrea sent me this link to an article in The Economist. Click here to read it.This is an earlier picture; he is not smiling so much these days.
Semmelweis University, the institution that is now the overseer for the physical education degrees, pulled the doctorate from Mr. Schmitt. While all political parties are in agreement on one thing, Schmitt should resign, Prime Minister Orbán is allowing him to make his own decision.
Quoting The Economist “Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister, promised last year that the era of the cosy insider was over. ‘Our homeland will no longer be a country without consequences’”.
The irony of it all is the increased security we have implemented against plagiarism at the university a year ago. If we find a student in this situation, the consequences are dire. What is the definition for hypocrisy?