University of Wuppertal Does Not Confirm Brazilian Education Minister’s Post-Doctorate

Despite the absence of a doctorate, Carlos Decotelli's résumé reports completion of studies in Germany; the institution also denies that the Minister attended the university at the time he reported.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new Minister of Education, Carlos Alberto Decotelli, was not awarded a post-doctoral certificate by the University of Wüppertal in western Germany, as released last Friday, June 26th, by the Ministry of Education (MEC).

In a note, the German institution clarified that the Minister conducted research at the university for a period of three months in 2016, but did not complete any post-doctoral program, which in Germany spans between two and four years.

"Carlos Decotelli was not awarded a degree at our university," said Jasmine Ait-Djoudi, head of communication at Bergische Universit . . .

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