Assistant finance professor leaves SMU after allegedly making false claims about academic writing
Singapore Management University (SMU) is reviewing its vetting procedures on academic writing after an assistant professor of finance was found to have falsified academic claims.
According to an SMU spokesperson on Friday (May 6), Ms Margaret Zhu's employment with the university ceased with effect from May 1.
"The university had sought to validate some concerns we had in this particular case and we concluded that some of the individual’s academic claims were not accurate," said the spokesperson.
The university did not say if Ms Zhu had resigned or was fired.
According to Ms Zhu's LinkedIn page, she joined SMU in July 2021, and was formerly an assistant professor of finance for The Chinese University of Hong Kong from September 2019 to July 2021.