List of animals with fraudulent diplomas (🎧)
Eine Liste von Tieren die einen akademischen Grad besitzen.
This list of animals with fraudulent diplomas includes nonhuman animals who have been submitted as applicants to suspected diploma mills, and have gotten a diploma, despite not achieving academic success. On occasion, they have been admitted and granted a degree, despite not doing any classes, as reported in reliable sources. Animals are often used as a device to clearly demonstrate the lax standards of the awarding institutions. In one case, a cat’s degree helped lead to a successful fraud prosecution against the institution that had issued it. On occasion, accredited institutions may have awarded mock degrees to animals for humorous purposes (e.g. UNSW awarded a dogtorate, not doctorate, degree to a dog); such cases are not included below.