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Anti-Plagiarism Guide

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Academic codes of conduct

This section describes the rules and regulations of cheating, rules of copying course literature, use of computers, networks and system resources, as well as regulations for causing a disturbance, or other inappropriate behaviour on campus.

Examination rules at JU

Am I allowed to copy course literature?

Teachers' copying of course literature is regulated by a contract between the university and Bonus Copyright Access, an organisation specialized in educational copyright law. What literature students may make copies of and how many copies, or pages, are regulated by Swedish copyright law. According to law, a student is allowed to copy 15%, but not more than 15 pages of a coursebook or a journal article.

In Guide to reproduction at higher education institutions, you can find out more about the copying rules for different publications.

What rules apply to computer accounts at Jönköping University?

All students at Jönköping University has to sign a contract of liability regarding the use of computers, network and system resources. In the contract, your rights and obligations regarding these resources are regulated. The purpose of offering computers, accounts and other system resources is to support education and learning. Disruptive activities, such as gambling, downloading of movies, file sharing, software installation et cetera, are prohibited. If a student breaches any of these regulations, his or her computer account will be deactivated immediately.

To limit the amount of spam, students are only allowed to send unsolicited e-mails to their study groups or to their programmes on the conditions that it is for the benefit of the school.

Other disrupting or inappropriate behaviour

The Disciplinary and Expulsion Committee can also decide on disciplinary actions for students who disrupt or prevent lectures, examinations or other activities within the framework of education at the university and its affiliate schools, disturb the activities of the university library or other institutions at the university, subject a fellow student or an employee of the University to harassment as referred to in Chapter 1, § 4 the Discrimination Act (2008:567), or fail to pay the student union fee as from time to time prescribed during their education.

The Disciplinary and Expulsion Committee shall also decide in matters of expulsion. A student may be expelled from studies if the student suffers mental disturbance, abuses alcohol or drugs, or is found guilty of having committed a serious crime. Expulsion on these grounds is permitted only if, owing to the circumstances, the student poses a significant physical risk to others, or valuable property during the course of his/her studies or seriously disrupts activities in general.