NTU president to resign amid scandal

RESTOREDYang Pan-chyr said that National Taiwan University is a valuable asset and that he would resign to protect the reputation and achievements of the institution

Taipei Times
Date: ar 19, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

National Taiwan University (NTU) president Yang Pan-chyr (楊泮池) yesterday said he

National Taiwan University President Yang Pan-chyr yesterday announces during a conference at the university that he will resign as president when his current term ends in June. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

would resign after his term expires in June, because he does not want allegations of academic misconduct to continue be directed at the university in the wake of suspected breaches of academic integrity involving him and former NTU professor Kuo Min-liang (郭明良).

“I am the coauthor of some of the research papers being investigated, but I did not breach academic ethics and I was unaware of the issues in [Kuo’s] laboratory,” Yang said, referring to four potentially problematic papers he cowrote with Kuo’s research team between 2004 and 2006.

The school late last month dismissed Kuo and professor of dentistry Chang Cheng-chi (張正琪) over the matter.    [FULL  STORY]

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