Investigations into plagiarism at Edinburgh University rose from 48 cases in 2005/06 to 139 cases in 2009/10 according to a Telegraph table. This follows an earlier post in The Journal about a rise at the University and goes with the trend across the UK.
This is all against a background of German Defence Minister being forced to resign after it was revealed 20% of the PhD was not correctly referenced. The London School of Economics is also investigating whether Saif Gaddafi's PhD was plagiarised. The Director Howard Davies has already had to step down as the Council launches its investigation into improper links with Libya and the Gaddafi regime.