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The concept of academic integrity reflects universally accepted standards of academic behavior and honesty and are applicable to all members of the academic community, including students and researchers.

CBS expects all students to submit their own work only and to adhere to the principles of academic integrity. Noncompliance will be reported to the President´s Office from where any sanctions will also be issued. This regardless of questions of intent. Sanctions may be severe.


Generally speaking, all new research is founded on existing research. For this reason it is important that we can trust that foundation research has been conducted in such a way that false results do not pollute or contaminate new research findings.

It is unfair if somebody else takes credit for your work which you have spent years developing. Expropriating somebody else´s work in this way amounts to petty theft in the same way that shop-lifting does.

Students who cheat do not acquire the learning that is expected of them and as such earn their diploma under false pretenses. This means that future employers run the risk of hiring people without the necessary qualifications and who therefore make too many mistakes. This could potentially devalue all diplomas from the university. 

Researchers who cheat face a complaint being brought against them in the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty. Students who cheat risk expulsion from CBS in severe cases.

Academic integrity is violated when a student, or a group of students, through falsification, plagiarism/copying, concealment, unauthorized collaboration on individual assignments, or in any other way, mislead(s) about his/their own performance and results.

For more examples of academic dishonesty, please check out the (non-exhaustive) list on this page.


NB. This list is not exhaustive

Taking credit for somebody else´s work without their consent and without reference.

Using somebody else´s words or ideas without authorization and without quotation marks and/or reference.

Falsifying and fabricating data, documents etc. or nondisclosure of data selection and/or rejection.

Manipulating quotes to extract different meaning than that intended by the originator.

Using content from own production, previously submitted for assessment, without explicitly drawing attention to this fact.

Assisting others in the above.

Bringing unauthorized tools to an exam.

Providing or receiving help to complete an examination paper, including collaborating on individual examination papers.

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