The candidate for dean in the Faculty of Economics, accused of plagiarism

2024-06-06 18:00:51Fokus SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Bernard Dosti

This month, the University elections will be held and, like every other time, there are scandals of various kinds. One of them is the candidacy for dean in the Faculty of Economics, at the University of Tirana.

Dean Dhori Kule, who has a long leadership career, leaves the Faculty of Economics, but the legal changes in higher education do not allow re-election. However, even with his departure, the race is only between one person.

We are talking about Benard Dosti, who is expected to become dean after the June 21 elections. However, the latter has been accused several times of plagiarism, accusations that have also been made public in the media.

At the moment, when the candidates declare that they will run for this position, they must sign a document that they do not have plagiarism, but in this case, it seems that the filters did not work and Dosti's candidacy was accepted.

In 2019, researcher Taulant Muka accused Dosti of plagiarizing a scientific article. It is about the scientific article entitled "Financial Crisis Effect on Public Debt in Western Balkan Countries".

In the article in question, 10 paragraphs have been copied from another scientific article entitled "The Effects of Economic Crisis in the Western Balkan Countries".