Fake Academia

29 mar 2017 08:30 09:30 ENG

And Consequences for Academia’s Credibility. With Gry-Ane Lavik, NSD - Norsk senter for forskningsdata AS, Kristina Espeseth, NSD, and Erik Knudsen, The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) and UiB, in conversation with Runa Falck Langaas, LawTransform.

In the past year, fake news has been a much-debated phenomenon. However, fraudulent publications have also emerged from a rather unexpected (or not) field, namely academia.

What is fake academia, and what are its consequences for academia’s credibility? This seminar will address problematic aspects regarding predatory journals. Furthermore, it will attempt to connect this discussion to the one evolving around fake news. To what extent do these two seemingly growing industries have anything in common?

The panel will be constituted by:

  • Gry-Ane Lavik, Senior Adviser, NSD – Norsk senter for forskningsdata AS
  • Kristina Espeseth, Adviser, NSD- Norsk sentre forskningsdata AS
  • Erik Knudsen, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE)
  • Runa Falck Langaas, LawTransform.


Coffee and croissants will be served.



The event is organised by Centre on Law & Social Transformation.