Impact of Policies for Plagiarism in Higher Education Across Europe (IPPHEAE)

IPPHEAE (2010-2013) was part-funded by the European Union under Erasmus, Lifelong Learning Programme, Modernisation of Higher Education. Agreement 510321-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-EMHE

The project aims were to

  • Identify what was being done to combat plagiarism in HE institutions across Europe
  • Capture case studies showing examples of good practice
  • Evaluate new interventions for preventing or detecting plagiarism
  • Recommend methods for discouraging plagiarism and for detecting and dealing with plagiarism cases effectively and consistently
  • Help to uphold and improve standards and quality in Higher Education institutions across Europe and beyond

The research involved working with HEIs in 27 countries across Europe to compare and evaluate the different approaches to plagiarism and academic misconduct, specifically focusing on:

  • Strategies for countering plagiarism (awareness, prevention, detection)
  • Any policies and procedures implemented at institutional and national levels, how visible and effective they are
  • E-tools in use for detecting plagiarism and how they are deployed

A mixed method approach was adopted comprising a survey of higher educational institutions, interviews with national representatives, cases studies disseminating good practice, development of resources and materials and evaluations of interventions.

Survey results take the form of a national report for each of the 27 countries studied and an EU-wide comparison report. All reports are available here for downloading, with national reports organised alphabetically. An executive summary is available for many of the national reports.

Comparison EU - Wide report
Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Germany Denmark Estonia Finland
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France Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta
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Holland Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden United Kingdom
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IPPHEAE Project Consortium

Lead Partner:
Coventry University, United Kingdom
Principal Investigator: Irene Glendinning
email: ireneg@coventry.ac.uk
coventry
Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuania
Coordinator: Dr Linas Stabingis
email: linas_lzuu@yahoo.com
kaunas Mendel University, Czech Republic
Coordinator: Dr Tomáš Foltýnek
email: foltynek@pef.mendelu.cz
mendelu
Technical University of Lodz, Poland
Coordinator: Agnieszka Michałowska-Dutkiewicz
email: agnieszka.michalowska-dutkiewicz@p.lodz.pl
lodz University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Coordinator: Dr Catherine Demoliou
email: demoliou.c@unic.ac.cy
nicosia
Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Project Consultant:Jude Carroll
Project Conference Sponsors: Turnitin and IS4U
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