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Research on the Legal Issue of University’s Right to Revoke Degree Based on Academic Misconduct

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DOI: 10.25236/iwass.2021.034


Hongshuang Su, Huining Zan

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Huining Zan


Academic misconduct is the main reason for the exercise of the right to revoke degrees. The revocation of a degree will have a serious impact on the property, living conditions, and future development of the party concerned. Therefore, it is critical to pay attention to the legal issues of degree revocation. Based on recent cases of university degree revocation due to academic misconduct, this paper explores the flaws in the academic regulations of academic misconduct in the People’s Republic of China — such as different regulations across various universities, unstandardized reviewal procedure, and poor sense of responsibility of the supervisors — and puts forward some suggestions.


Academic misconduct, the right revoke degree, Regulation on Academic Degrees