URKUND PEPP Talks 2015 – our conference on Plagiarism, Ethics, Education and Practice – was held at the Spårvagnshallarna Conference Center in Stockholm on Friday 21 August. Participants included representatives from higher education institutes in Sweden and Finland, as well as from URKUND.
The theme for the day was Plagiarism, Ethics, Education and Practice, with invited speakers Therese Kruse, Södertörns University, Lars Fonseca, Linnaeus University, Sonja Bjelobaba, University of Gothenburg, Erika Löfström, University of Helsinki and Alexander Rozental, University of Stockholm. Of course, Peter Witasp from URKUND also shared some of his thoughts on the conference theme, while after the conference, we invited everyone to a short training session on our statistical and management tool, URSA.
Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to a successful conference. We look forward to seeing you all again at URKUND PEPP Talks 2016!
“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.