Seoul National University has confirmed that Korean presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo did not plagiarize his papers at the college:
A Seoul National University panel determined Friday that independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo did not plagiarize his academic papers.
The panel made the announcement at the end of a preliminary probe into allegations that Ahn used parts of others’ work in his dissertations without attribution and disguised sections of his own papers as new material in later publications.
Ahn graduated from the prestigious university with a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in medicine. Five of his papers were subject to the probe, including his master’s and doctoral theses submitted in 1988 and 1991, respectively.
The university said it has closed the case without a main investigation. [Yonhap]
The article didn’t say, but does anyone know if Ahn has released his college papers for people to read? A big part of his campaign is his academic background so it seems that his papers should be open to people to read if they want.