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  • Scientific integrity referents: the example of Inserm in France

    Ghislaine Filliatreau


  • Conference on promoting academic integrity: IIEP shares practical policies and tools


    IIEP contributed to a conference organized by the Council of Europe and Erasmus University Rotterdam, sharing its insights on how values of academic integrity can be translated into practice.

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    Student 'anti-cheating' exam hats go viral


    James FitzGerald - BBC news

    Images of students wearing so-called "anti-cheating hats" during college exams have gone viral on social media in the Philippines. To ensure integrity and honesty in a fun way during exams, a professor at Bicol University College of Engineering asked the students to innovate headwear that would block their ability to see their peers' answer papers. The idea had been effective, and it was implemented for recent mid-term exams sat by hundreds of students at the College in October.

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    Global network set up to stamp out contract cheating in higher education


    John Walshe - University World News

    Education agencies across the globe are joining forces to fight the rise of commercial cheating services that target students worldwide. The newly formed Global Academic Integrity Network (GAIN) will share experiences and resources to help jurisdictions develop legislation, regulatory approaches and frameworks that penalise facilitating and advertising of cheating services. It was founded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland and Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and launched in Dublin last October.

  • Enhancing academic integrity through a community of practice

    Anné Hendrik Verhoef


  • Building a culture of integrity in Montenegro’s higher education system


    At the invitation of the Council of Europe (CoE), IIEP organized a training workshop for members of the National Ethics Committee of Montenegro and several representatives of public and private national Higher Education institutions. The workshop, which was held at the Abbaye de Royaumont (France) from 12 to 14 September 2022, was followed by a study visit and a series of capacity-building activities carried out by the Institute in the framework of the its partnership with CoE .

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    What can be done about the growth in dissertation mills?

    Algeria, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Sudan, Egypt

    Zachariah Mushawatu - University World News

    Academic dishonesty including dissertation fraud is on rise universities in Africa. Only 24 African countries out of 54 have institutional repositories. This means that dissertations and other sources of information that can be plagiarised only exist in hard copies. According to a professor from Uganda, one way to eliminate contract writing is to establish a rigorous process throughout the dissertation writing and defence process. The president of the Southern African Students Union believes that paying lecturers decent salaries will lead to a decrease in the number of people engaging in ghost-writing for students.

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    At least 1,500 students at Irish universities reported for cheating, plagiarism, or use of ‘essay mills’


    Ken Foxe - Irish Examiner

    Between 2019 and 2021, Trinity College had 445 cases of suspected cheating, 143 cases of plagiarism and another 154 cases of cheating. In 2022 there were 33 cases of suspected exam cheating and 138 cases where a student plagiarised work for their assignments. The University said the data did not include supplemental assignments that were in progress at the time, meaning the figures could still rise slightly.

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    New book unpacks motivations behind ‘contract cheating’


    The Guardian - University World News

    According to an expert the housing crisis, cost-of-living pressures, language barriers, and lack of time and support from universities are prompting students in Australia to turn to contract cheating. His research found about 10% of students submit assignments written by someone else, and more than 95% of them are not caught. He also found those with English as a second or subsequent language are three times more likely to employ ghostwriters.

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    Universities must stop cheating students, and it starts with investing in them


    Rebecca Awdry - The Guardian

    Researchers globally have reported that since the pandemic, there is growing concern about cheating and the risk it poses to the integrity of higher education. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency recently used its powers to block academic cheating websites for the first time. The Agency blocked 40 websites that were visited about 450,000 times a month.

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