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Scandal-hit NTU president will not seek new term

2017-03-18
  • NTU President Yang Pan-Chyr

    NTU President Yang Pan-Chyr

    (CNA)

Scandal-hit National Taiwan University President Yang Pan-Chyr has announced that he will step down once his current term ends in June.

 

Yang has faced calls to resign over the past several months amid allegations of falsified research results in papers he co-authored.

 

During a meeting at the university Saturday, Yang said that the results of an investigation after the scandal broke showed that he was not involved in the problems with the papers. However, he said that he would stand down at the end of his term for the sake of the university and Taiwanese academia.

 

In response to suggestions that he should take a leave of absence for the remainder of his term, Yang said that he will serve out the rest of his time as president and set up a mechanism in charge of academic ethics at the university.