DENMARK: Top university faces increased supervision

Denmark's science minister wants to increase supervision of the University of Copenhagen after the first report into the university's role in the alleged misconduct of a neuroscientist, reports the Copenhagen Post.

On Tuesday the university's board announced that charges of fraud and embezzlement against neuroscientist Milena Penkowa will have no further consequences for either the university or its rector, Ralf Hemmingsen. Minister of Science Charlotte Sahl-Madsen, on the other hand, finds that the 700-page legal exposition points out mistakes by the rector. Madsen also said she has lost faith in the university's board of directors.

The legal investigation into Hemmingsen's management was sparked by suspicions that arose when he and the rest of the university's management nominated Penkowa for a prestigious research award in 2008, even though they knew that she had been reported to the police on charges of embezzlement and forgery.
Full report on the Copenhagen Post site