Universities accused of ‘hiding’ £1bn fraud crisis

“Fraud costs the higher education sector more than £1bn a year, a report published yesterday found. The study shows that the sector has the worst record of any public service in tackling the problem. Dr Mark Button, director of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the University of Portsmouth, said there was a tendency for universities to keep the problem ‘hushed up and hidden away’ …” (more)

[Richard Garner, Independent, 5 August]

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