Legal protection of students
The purpose of legislation, rules and policies pertaining to degrees and studies is to ensure equal access to information, equal treatment and legal protection for all students. The legal protection of students in academic matters is governed by
Plagiarism detection and using Urkund
The University of Helsinki uses the Urkund plagiarism detection system. Urkund is used in conjunction with the grading of academic work and theses to support the student’s scientific writing, either directly by email or through Moodle and E-thesis.
What is cheating and plagiarism?
Good scientific and academic practice is an essential requirement in all university studies. Credits must be earned honestly, with the student accurately demonstrating his or her knowledge. All types of cheating and plagiarism are forbidden.
Students’ responsibilities in studies
As a student you have responsibilities such as attending classes and turning in your assignments.
Ethical principles for the University community
Ethical principles are ideals that should support both teaching and studies. The University’s ethical principles are not intended to be regulations or rules – they aim to provide tools for members of the whole University community to help them tackle ethical issues. Every University student or employee is a member of the University community.