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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.

Read Cheating, disruptions and harassment on the Student Web, to see which regulations you as a student at JU have an obligation to follow.

How is cheating defined according to the DEC?

In the instruction for the Disciplinary and Expulsion Committee (DEC), cheating is defined as "using unpermitted material or otherwise trying to cheat in coursework or at examinations". In addition to this definition, there are formal rules on how to behave during written examinations.

In addition to DAN's regulations on what constitutes cheating, there are examination rules for Jönköping University that regulate how you should behave during the examination.

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 the valuable property during the course of his/her studies or seriously disrupts activities in general. 

In clauses 17-19 of Rules and Regulations for Disciplinary Measures at Jönköping University you can read more about the rules for expulsion.