On this page, we have collected online resources pertaining to academic integrity at Lund University:
Lund University policies
Lund University forms part of the international academic community. This means that all students and staff at LU are expected to adhere to the set of values expressed in these guidelines concerning respect for each other, honesty and integrity.
These guidelines are presented in LU policy documents:
- Guidelines and regulations on plagiarism and deceitful plagiarism in first-, second- and third-cycle education at Lund University (2012) (PDF)
- Regulations on the handling of matters relating to suspected scientific misconduct in research, artistic research and development or other development work at Lund University (2010) (PDF)
In addition, all departments have regulations for their students concerning examination and written work, such as degree projects. In these types of guidelines, rules regarding plagiarism will be outlined. Students need to make sure that they have read and understood the information available to them at their departments. If in any doubt as to what rules apply, students must consult their teachers and supervisors.
Staff at LU are required to report all cases of suspected cheating to the legal division of the University. There is more information about the disciplinary aspects of violation of the rules of academic integrity in our section on LU disciplinary measures:
Lund University Library academic integrity resources
The University Libraries have developed a set of resources on academic integrity for students and staff. In a film clip, Göran Bexell, Professor of Ethics (Centre for Theology and Religious Studies), and former Vice-Chancellor of LU, gives an introduction to academic conduct at LU:
The University Library has also developed online exercises on academic integrity:
Lund University Centre for Educational Development (CED)
CED offers courses and support for LU teachers on course design and teaching methods.
Like the majority of Swedish universities, Lund University has a campus licence for Urkund, a software tool for plagiarism detection. Departments using Urkund will inform their students about this and give instructions on how to use this tool.
When students submit their essays through Urkund, the texts are checked against "three central sources: the Internet; published materials; and materials previously submitted by
students (such as memos, case studies and degree work (theses/dissertations))." (The Urkund Plagiarism Handbook, 2008, p. 2).
More information about Urkund is available on the Lund University website and on Urkund's homepage.