Schmitt case

Last modified: November 8, 2018

The Pál Schmitt academic misconduct scandal refers to allegations of plagiarism concerning the 1992 doctoral thesis and the circumstances of the doctoral defence of the President of Hungary Pál Schmitt, which led to Schmitt’s resignation from his presidential post. Hungarian news organizations published a number of articles claiming that about 197 pages of Schmitt’s 215-page thesis had been lifted from works by other, foreign scholars, without giving appropriate credit.

Also concerns about a conflict of interest were raised when it was reported that multiple members of Schmitt’s thesis committee had also been members of the Hungarian Olympic Academy and the Hungarian Olympic Committee, organizations both headed by Schmitt at the time his title was awarded.

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