The Education Ministry on Friday posted on its website an order from the education minister stripping former Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea of a Doctor of Law (LLD) title.
“This is to deprive Mr Oprea M. Gabriel of the Doctor of Law title bestowed on him by the Bucharest University under Order of the Education Minister 3467/March 16, 2001. The Higher Education General Directorate with the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research [MENCS] shall notify the Bucharest University about the present order, which shall also communicate it to the person nominated at Article 1. This order shall be published on the official websites of CNATDCU, MENCS and the Bucharest University,” reads the order.
It is mentioned that the order also takes into consideration a final decision of the General Council of the National Council for Attestation of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU) of August 29 that confirms the doctoral thesis authored by Oprea “fails to meet the standards of scientific research ethics,’ and consequently forfeiting the LLD title is being recommended under Article 170 of Education Law 1/2011.
The General Council of the National Council for Attestation of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates, on Monday tossed out Oprea’s appeal against the plagiarism finding in the case of his doctoral thesis.