WUR professor stripped of chair  

WUR professor stripped of chair  



Wageningen University has stripped professor Vincenzo Fogliano of his chair for two years. The man acquired research funds by linking himself to a Saudi university on paper.


Fogliano works full-time at Wageningen, but has changed his primary affiliation. That is, the much-quoted scientist pretended that King Saud University was his primary employer so that that university would score higher in international rankings. For that, his department received 146 thousand euros. With this, a PhD student in food science was paid, reports the university. There was no evidence of personal gain.


According to Wageningen University’s internal investigation, at least six much-cited Wageningen scientists were approached by Saudi universities. “Only Prof. Fogliano accepted that offer.” (HOP, BB)


HOP Hoger Onderwijs Persbureau

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