Thématique: Plagiarism
The University’s rules on plagiarism
The art of not being ignorant of the law
  • Get to know the University of Geneva’s rules on plagiarism
Which of the following are acts of plagiarism? (Select all that apply.)
If a UNIGE student is found guilty of plagiarism, what sanctions might he or she face? (Select all that apply.)
Who decides which sanction should be applied in a case of plagiarism? (Select only one.)
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What Fred goes through in the video is a real nightmare, but contrary to what you might think, the situation isn’t all that far-fetched. As a student, you should know the rules that govern your academic work.

At the University of Geneva, students are subject to the Directive on Student Plagiarism. These are its key elements:

Plagiarism is defined as inserting in one’s academic work formulations, phrases, passages, images or whole chapters, as well as ideas or analyses, taken from the work of others and presenting them as one's own. Plagiarism is committed either by actively appropriating the words or ideas of others or by failing to reference them and their sources correctly”.

Master’s and bachelor’s theses and other research work will […] be checked in all cases of suspected plagiarism and also by random sampling”.

You should be aware that the University is taking more and more measures to assist teachers in detecting plagiarism. A module of the plagiarism detection software used by UNIGE, Compilatio, is incorporated into Moodle to allow instructors to immediately analyze texts submitted by their students.

Refer to the Directive as often as you need to. Ignorance of it is no excuse!