In recent years we have seen an increase in cases of academic misconduct in education and research, such as cheating and dishonesty. The reasons for this may be due to new technological opportunities, combined with changing examination and assessment practices. It is therefore of utmost importance that both students and employees improve and stay up to date with their ethical awareness.
The University goals for academic integrity
- To provide students with knowledge and an understanding of academic ethical values and integrity, and the consequences of these with regard to academic conduct (see Act relating to universities and university colleges sections 1-5”).
- To help students develop the skills necessary to meet the University values, ethical and otherwise, in their academic pursuits, and as participants in the university community.
- Proactive or preventive measures: To ensure the University’s ethical values, approach and techniques for academic work are addressed during the student’s education.
- Reactive or rehabilitating measures: Rules for academic conduct, and sanctions for academic misconduct.