Thursday 25th May is a public holiday in Sweden; Sales and Support will be closed.
Support will be open Friday 26th May but HQ and Sales will be closed from 14.00 CEST 24th May until 8.00 on 29th May.
We are looking forward to kicking off the new academic year with URKUND PEPP-talks – our third annual conference on Plagiarism, Ethics, Pedagogy and Practices. URKUND PEPP-talks is mainly aimed at universities and colleges but would be of interest to anyone dealing with ethics in education.
Address: Alviks Strand Konferens, Gustavslundsvägen 141 A, Bromma, Stockholm
Date: Friday 25 August 2017
Time: From 08.30 to 15.30 followed by drinks and light snacks in our offices next to the conference hall
Price: EARLY BIRD - 800 SEK plus VAT per person. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and the drinks afterwards are included in the price
We are happy to confirm the following speakers:
Truls Bøhm, CEO Inspera assessment
Digital assessment, more than paper on screen.
The art of measuring knowledge in a digital world.
Phil Newton, Swansea University Medical School
Contract cheating; how do we limit the use of ghostwriting services by students in Higher Education.
Carl-Mikael Zetterling, KTH
- Self-Plagiarism: Ethical dilemma or reality?
 Previously presented at internal meetings at KTH.
Djuddah A.J. Leijen, Head of the Centre for Academic Writing and Communication, University of Tartu, Estonia
The intricate process of implementing URKUND at the University of Tartu, Estonia.
Further information and more speakers will be announced here as well as in future URKUND PEPP-talks emails. Watch this space!
We hope to see you on 25th August!
The URKUND team
URKUND had a stand at Dé Onderwijsdagen in Rotterdam for the third year in a row on Tuesday, 9th November. The popular expo was attended by several hundred delegates and URKUND was kept busy during the day, with the time when the delegates are in conferences filled with talking to partner companies, strengthening existing relationships and creating new ones. We would like to extend our thanks to the organisers, the delegates and the other exhibitors who all helped make OWD16 a great success.
Photo credit: Lizzy van Dijk, Revisely
We are glad to announce that Colegio Montserrat de Barcelona, ranked top school in Spain by El Mundo, recently signed a license for URKUND. We are honored that URKUND will play a key role in their quality assurance for the future.
Estamos encantados en anunciar que el Colegio Montserrat de Barcelona, evaluado por El Mundo como el mejor colegio en España, ha firmado recientemente una licencia por URKUND. Es un honor que URKUND pueda ser parte fundamental en su garantía de calidad para el futuro.
URKUND were very happy to have been invited to Inspera's conference day in Oslo on Friday, 23rd September. We were on the same bill as speakers from universities in Norway, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. URKUND held two talks about plagiarism prevention and how we work with Inspera.
All in all, the day was both very enjoyable and beneficial to all who attended. We would like to express our thanks once again to Inspera for inviting us and for their warm hospitality.
“We’ve definitely noticed an increasing incidence of plagiarism since URKUND was introduced, and previously there was of course a high level of undetected incidence. It was far too time consuming for the teaching staff to carry out their own plagiarism checks. The automation has led to a bigger haul of perpetrators,” says Joshua Kragh Bruhn, Information specialist at CBS.
“The preventive objective of plagiarism detection is highly significant. When the students become aware of URKUND they are less inclined to seek shortcuts. Trying to cheat the system is ultimately more resource intensive than doing a good job from the start,” says Arshad Hussanee, Learn Online Manager på University of Canberra.
View a sample report of the URKUND analysis.