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Academic integrity and plagiarism

The PIL Unit recommends that the problem of plagiarism should be regarded as a question of education and learning. The University's expectations and demands should gradually increase as the student's knowledge, abilities and skills develop.


Documents on the prevention of plagiarism at University of Gothenburg:

Policy for the Prevention of Plagiarism

Action Plan for the Prevention of Plagiarism

Urkund – a text-matching tool

Urkund is an email-based system which automatically checks student work against existing texts. The system can be used for preventing and detecting plagiarism.

Read more about Urkund at University of Gothenburg

Read more at the University Library website

The Gothenburg University Library website offers information on plagiarism, quoting and paraphrasing, and references and reference styles.



Contact Information

Pedagogical Development and Interactive Learning (PIL)

Box 300, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Pedagogen Hus A, Västra Hamngatan 25, Floor 1

+46 (0)31-786 0000

Page Manager: Olof Siverbo|Last update: 2/4/2016

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