Over the weekend, i read a story series posted on bbs.mit.edu. It vividly illustrated how Chinese University functions in the research level. How professors treat their students(crappy), how a research group obtain funding(bribe), how people write their thesis and research papers(plagiarize), etc. etc..
I forwarded the story to some friends and my sister, who is in her fifth year as a graduate student. I asked her what it was like in her school.
Here is her responce:
Anyway, that’s the way things are in my circle. I hear even in France and Germany, things are pretty different.
There’s probably plagiarism and fake experimental results in academic papers here, but it’s very very disreputable, and no one with any self-respect would do it. It is definitely NOT what looks like the accepted trend in China. That’s really scary that they could make up numbers like that for REAL bridges and buildings. !!
And here is the story (in Chinese. The original series is on bbs.mit.edu, which i believe is banned by China. I found this version on the author’s website, hopefully people in China can read this):