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The number of academic degree holders produced by universities is seen as a measure of the schools’ value. Therefore, universities may grant degrees to students even if they don’t deserve them.

University of Tokyo Prof Osamu Sakura, who specializes in sociology of science and technology, saying one reason behind the recent misconduct involving academic papers is the national policy of increasing the number of doctoral degree holders. (Yomiuri Shimbun) Read

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