Serbian university dean resigns over fake PhD claim

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BELGRADE – dean Serbia’ largest university, Megatrend, agreed to resign on after found out that doctoral thesis he claimed to have written did exist.

Mica Jovanovic confirmed to Serbian media that he would step down, but insisted that he did lie and that he would travel to to retrieve thesis.

According to him, the thesis which he claims has merely been lost.

A day earlier, Serbia’ Minister Srdjan Verbic said that authorities might criminal proceedings against Jovanovic.

The incident is the latest a series scandals involving disputed degrees claimed by leading politicians and businessmen Serbia.

The selling diplomas to plagiarism against Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic this month resulted a leading to a verdict. (dpa/NAN)