Fraud in higher education is big business

Fraud in international higher education is a US$1.5 billion to US$2.5 billion business, an expert said on Thursday at the European Association for International Education annual conference in Dublin, writes Elizabeth Redden for Inside Higher Ed.

Daniel J Guhr, managing director for Illuminate Consulting Group, which advises governments, universities and foundations on higher education strategy, stressed that the estimate is necessarily imprecise: “Really good fraud is not visible.” But he said that the consulting group’s research does show that fraud is a pervasive problem. “It’s everywhere,” Guhr said, “and it hits all aspects of international education, from admissions to immigration rules violations."
Full report on the Inside Higher Ed site