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Emilia Șercan publishes the plagiarism committed by the Minister of Education, Sorin Cîmpeanu, who appropriated 92 pages from the work of two professors in a university course. Then he stole all their work, signing himself

“How Sorin Cîmpeanu legislates in his own interest: he plagiarized in 2006, as an academic, and in 2022, as a minister, he is trying to self-amnesty his plagiarism”, writes the publication Pressone, on Monday morning.

The story of Sorin Cîmpeanu’s plagiarism began in 2006, when he appropriated 13 chapters written by two other authors “as structure, as text, as images, as data presented in tables” from a work published in 2000, the journalist claims Emilia Șercan in the article published by PressOne.

According to the journalist, all the current Minister of Education did was to change extremely little in the titles of the chapters. More precisely, he changed only five words out of the total of 117 that make up the titles of this paper.

Moreover, according to the evidence published by Șercan, the minister “fraudulently appropriated the authorship of the creation of the 13 chapters, posing as the author of the respective sections of the university course”.

The name of the original authors was replaced by the name of the current Minister of Education in the 2006 edition in which we discovered the plagiarism, but also in a later version, from 2009, published in the same form.


From the author of 2 chapters, Cîmpeanu becomes the author of 15 chapters

In 2000, when he was head of works (lecturer, editor’s note) at the Bucharest University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Sorin Cîmpeanu, together with three other authors, signed a university course entitled “Land improvements and crop irrigation”. The other three authors were university professors. Dr. Ioan Pleșa, Prof. Univ. Dr. Ionel Jinga and associate professor Alexander Ene. The first of them, Ioan Pleșa, had been the one who had coordinated Cîmpeanu’s doctoral thesis.

Cîmpeanu’s contribution to this course consists of two chapters, representing nine pages out of the 190 of the work as shown by its table of contents, presented by PressOne.

Six years later, in 2006, Sorin Cîmpeanu signs a new university course with the title “Irrigation, drainage, combating soil erosion. Irrigation of crops”, which, however, according to journalist Emilia Șercan, is identical to the one that appeared in 2000. With one notable exception.

The work has been authored for only two years now: alongside the current minister, only university prof. Dr. Ionel Jinga.

In the new course, Cîmpeanu appears as the author of 15 chapters: to the two chapters signed in 2000, another 13 are added, previously published under the signature of his former doctoral supervisor, Professor Ioan Pleșa, but also of associate professor Alexandru Ene.

Practically, Cîmpeanu put his signature on eight chapters previously signed by Pleșa and on five chapters previously written by Ene, PressOne claims.

For example, in the course of 2000, Chapter 2 “Determination of direct debits” appears signed by Ioan Pleșa, and in the 2006 edition, the same chapter, with the same title, is signed by Sorin Cîmpeanu.

The same thing happens with chapters 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 25, 26 and 30 of the 2006 edition.
The only chapters signed in 2006 by Sorin Cîmpeanu, which have partially different content from those of 2000, are chapters 5, 6 and 7, notes Emilia Șercan.

Peasant, no reaction

Pressone sought out the Minister of Education, Sorin Cîmpeanu, but he had no reaction to the discovery of the plagiarized course.

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