Central University of Nicaragua Degree Scheme

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Rich Douglas, Nov 21, 2021.

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  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Well, there was another person - a real mill expert - a professor (RA school) who no longer posts here - I just checked and at least four of his old posts referred to Knightsbridge. It might have been him who informed us that Knightsbridge had been shuttered -or maybe he'd left DI by then. And yes - it seems he knew - or knew of that same purchaser on a first-name basis - the duck guy.

    I, too, remember finding that the Duck Dr. Dr. himself used to post here but I couldn't find him today. I tried his name, also Brown-Teal and Dr. Anatidae...but found nothing. It's the kind of history lesson I like about DI. I'll try again...
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2022
  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    His user name is fnhayes. His posts show up in searches.
     
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Rich!

    "Now she gets her kicks in Stepney
    Not in Knightsbridge anymore"
    - Rolling Stones (Don't Play With Fire)
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2022
  4. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    I worked as a grader for this school in the early 200s and also supervised few masters' thesis. I failed the two thesis that were given to me and graded few papers. It is not evidence for sure but at least the owner did not question my failures and asked students to resubmit. I used to supervise EE and CS, he had probably like 3 students overall. None of them doing PhD. He is the one that told me that he was quitting because zero admission for few years. It was really a basement operation with very few students or it was like that back then. He did told me that he had way more students in the 90s but things vanished when he was forced to leave the UK. It was really a simple operation, professors would design courses based on readings and essays and get paid per student. I got the job by repplying to an ad he published somewhere, I probably made few hundred dollars during two years. All I am saying is that I did not see him printing massive degrees or having tons of students, it was a home operation and a very simple man with a modest place in Denmark.
     
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  5. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Very insightful. But you gotta admit, he sold a PhD to a guy who'd written a book (and had used it to buy a prior PhD). None of that says "struggling little school."
     
  6. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Very possible. Henrik himself did not have a PhD. There was no research committee, no dean, no procedures, no policies, nothing. It was Henrik's little home business. The few students he had were based on his low tuition fee policy and the idea to get an European degree. Those were different days, a nice looking diploma from a school in Europe that had a school website, was enough for some people. Nowadays, this type of operations have almost no chance.
    I did not see anything unethical but this was one person business and degrees were granted at his discretion only.
     
  7. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Perhaps Henrik was not unethical, sounds flaky and illegitimate to me though, for the very reasons you list.
     
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Selling a PhD is unethical pima facie.

    Awarding a PhD with no basis for doing so is, by definition, unethical.

    If Howard the Duck hadn't defended it so vigorously--or even brought it up at all--no one would have noticed. It's the Barbra Streisand Effect.
     
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes - it is. prima facie . Just a small typo (pima) - unless maybe Henrik printed the diploma on cotton? A Knightsbridge T-shirt? :)
    Like Rich said.
    Funny! Best one of the day! :D:D:D
     
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I do those sometimes. Thanks for realizing that I do know it is "prima." Hey, coulda been promo facia.
     
  11. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Straight from the Department of Redundancy Department.
     

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