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Urkund, leader in plagiarism prevention and text similarity detection services, announced its intentions to expand its global presence this week at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego.

Founded in 2000, Urkund is the European and Scandinavian market leader and second globally in plagiarism prevention and text similarity detection services.  The company offers its web-based subscription services to academic institutions, corporations and governmental entities to support institutional quality and authenticity of work.

As part of its global expansion, Urkund also announced the addition of Eric Gibbs, a seasoned educational technology executive, to lead the expansion.  “I’m excited and humbled for this opportunity to expand the reach of Urkund into the North American education market,” said Gibbs.  Mr. Gibbs brings more than 18 years of educational technology industry experience, previously serving in high-growth leadership roles at Aplia, Turnitin and Acrobatiq.

Urkund’s Chief Executive Officer, Andreas Ohlson commented “Urkund’s global expansion is the continuation of a detailed strategic growth plan developed and executed together with Procuritas, a Scandinavian Investment Fund, after their 2018 investment. We are very excited to welcome Eric and his deep knowledge of the educational market and channel partners to the team and look forward to the ability to transform that knowledge into actionable results.”

About Urkund

Urkund supports academic institutions, secondary schools and corporations in their institutional effectiveness and quality initiatives by delivering a fully-automated system for checking text originality and preventing plagiarism. The software is fully integrated in all major learning management systems, and uses advanced machine learning to deliver test winning accuracy. With 20 years at the forefront of promoting academic integrity through innovation, Urkund now serves more than 2,800 institutions in more than 80 countries around the globe. Urkund is privately owned and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Visit or contact to learn more.

Thank you all who participated in this year’s edition of URKUND PEPP Talks. It was very nice to see so many familiar and new faces during the conference. We had a very rewarding day with many interesting lectures on how to tackle plagiarism, new teaching and learning methodologies, patch writing and contract cheating.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our speakers Dr. Mark Glynn, Head of the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University, Aquilina Fueyo, Director of Educational Innovation, Universidad de Oviedo, Camilla Grönvall, PhD in Swedish language, Karlstad University, Dr. Thomas Lancaster, Senior Teaching Fellow in Computing at Imperial College London and our very own Peter Witasp from URKUND.

Did you miss PEPP-talks? Head to #urkundpepp on Twitter to get a snapshot of the conference.

Hope to see you next year!

/The URKUND team





URKUND attended Online Educa in Berlin on 6th-8th December. The stand was kept busy; lots of users from Denmark and Norway came by and, as many of them are in the process of changing LMS/VLEs, they were interested to see how URKUND works when integrated into another system. URKUND had visitors from all over the world during the conference. OEB was also a great opportunity to say hello to representatives from other systems to discuss existing or proposed integrations.

See you next year!

URKUND were happy to be a Gold Sponsor at Next Generation Learning 2017, held at Högskolan Dalarna in mid-October.

Thank you to everyone who came by to say hello and to see us in action.

URKUND PEPP-talks 2017 are now over, and we would like to thank everyone who participated for making the day so enjoyable.

We would especially like to thank our speakers: Teresa Sörö from The Karolinska Institute; Djuddah A.J. Leijen from University of Tartu; Professor Phil Newton from Swansea University Medical School; PhD Malin Podlevskikh Carlström, vice President of Gothenburg University’s doctoral committe, Truls Bøhm from Inspera and Dr. Carl-Mikael Zetterling from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

To get a glimpse of what happened at PEPP-talks, search for #urkundpepp on Twitter.

See you next year!

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