It is a matter of quality assurance and legal security that Uppsala University has clear routines regarding both preventing deceptive behaviour and dealing with the suspicion that deceptive behaviour has taken place. There are a variety of actions that can be classified as deceptive behavior such as unacceptable collaboration, use of cheat sheets during examination, plagiarism, or changing an exam after submission.

To detect and deter plagiarism, the department uses the web-based scanning service Urkund. Teachers and exam hall monitors are obliged to report plagiarism and other forms of cheating. Such cases are then investigated by the university disciplinary board and may result in suspension. Make sure you quote and document sources correctly and clearly indicate when you are using material that is not your own. If you are unsure about how to quote and document sources correctly, please ask your teachers.

Rules about cheating