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Academic Misconduct

There are widely accepted norms for academic behaviour and honesty. Not following these norms is considered unethical and constitutes academic misconduct.

Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism and exam fraud.

Exam fraud

It is considered exam fraud if you:

  • Inappropriately obtain or provide help with answering exam questions from/to other students
  • Bring non-permitted aids to an exam
  • Submit someone else's work as your own by using another person's text, ideas or products without source references or quotation marks, or falsify or fake data, documents or the like
  • Re-use your own written work or project (with production, if any), which has already been assessed, without calling attention to this and without referring to the source.

Fraud control and consequences of exam fraud

Random fraud control may be employed as part of the exam procedure. If you fail to comply with random fraud control, it will be handled as a suspicion of exam fraud.

If you are being suspected of exam fraud during or after an exam, you will be expelled from the exam, and the invigilator or examiner will report the suspicion to Student Affairs and Programmes. If the suspicion is substantiated, ITU can impose the following disciplinary sanctions upon you:

  • Warning
  • Expulsion from exams
  • Quarantine for one or more semesters
  • Permanent expulsion from ITU.

Disruptive behavior

If you behave in a disruptive manner during an exam, ITU can impose the following disciplinary sanctions upon you:

  • Warning
  • Expulsion from exams
  • Quarantine for one or more semesters
  • Permanent expulsion from ITU.

Conflicts of interest

Conflict of interest may arise from situations where the parties involved in the exam might not be impartial, for instance if the examiner has a financial interest in the outcome of an exam. 

If you are worried that there might be a conflict of interest in connection with supervision or an exam in which you are involved, you can read our guidelines for handling such situations. 

Further information

ITU Student contains a section under Study and Career Guidance about how to avoid fraud when making citations and references.

Furthermore you can visit The Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty where you can find Guidelines for good scientific practice.