University sacks fake professor

A professor has been fired by his university and disqualified from China's Recruitment Programme of Global Experts for copying his resumé and academic articles from three other academics with the same name, writes Xu Chi for Shanghai Daily.

Lu Jun (39), who was a professor with Beijing University of Chemical Technology, has admitted falsifying his educational background, work experience and published articles by copying the details from overseas professors, the Beijing Times reported.

Lu had been teaching at the university since last November. Previously, he claimed to have been working in the United States. In April, Lu was admitted to the 1,000 Young Experts programme, which was launched in 2008 to attract overseas talent to help boost the country's scientific and technical innovation.
Full report on the People’s Daily Online site