Plagiarism

Avoid plagiarizing - copy/paste with caution

 

Hi there!

This page is meant to help you get to know the rules regarding plagiarism a little better.

If you have any doubts or need help navigating the rules, you can always ask your teacher.

 

What is plagiarism? 

Plagiarism is any use of content from somewhere else without indicating where the content is from. 

All types of content can be plagiarized, for example: 

  • Text
  • Graphs
  • Illustrations and images
  • Video
  • Screenshots
  • Content from social media, for example posts or comments 
     


Remember the source every time 

Most students who are punished for plagiarizing have copied content from:

Shared notes

  • If you use content from shared notes, remember to indicate that the content is taken from notes you share with other students. Suspicion of plagiarism usually occurs if two or more students have turned in individual assignments with passages of text or other types of content that are too alike.

Their own previous assignments 

  • You are allowed to re-use parts of your own previous assignments as long as you remember to indicate the source just like with someone else’s work. 

Other people’s work

  • If you use content that other people have created, remember to indicate the source every time. 

 

How is plagiarism detected? 

Every student assignment at AAU is run through a digital anti-plagiarism system. 

If the program indicates that plagiarism may have occurred, the Head of Studies will be notified. Here, the assignment is examined more closely to dertermine whether there is a case of plagiarism. Then, the Head of Studies will make a decision on the case.  

 

What are the consequences? 

If it is confirmed that you have plagiarized parts of your assignment, you will most likely be expelled from your study for one semester. And since most semester courses are only available once a year, you will often have to wait an entire year before you can return.

 

Do you have questions or doubts?

Below, you can find links to pages that explain the rules in more detail. But you can always contact your teacher or the student guidance if you have questions about the rules or need help.
 

STUDY GUIDANCE

Study guidance, Architecture & Design 
Aalborg University
Rendsburggade 14, 4th floor, room 4.424
Telephone: +45 9940 9930
E-mail: ad-studievejl@create.aau.dk

Study guidance, Medialogy Aalborg 
Aalborg University
Rendsburggade 14, 2nd floor, room 4.424
9000 Aalborg 
E-mail: mta-studievejl@create.aau.dk

Study guidance, Medialogy Cph 
Aalborg University
Frederikskaj 12, room 12, 1. Vejledningscenteret
2450 København SV
E-mail: mediatek-studvejlcph@create.aau.dk

 

Read more about plagiarism at AAU (English)

Read more about plagiarism at AAU (Danish)

Read more about group work and assignments (English)

 

Read more about copyright at AAU (English)

Read more about copyright at AAU (Danish)

 

Watch a short film about cheating at exams and committing plagiarism (English)

Watch a short film about cheating at exams and committing plagiarism (Danish) 

 

Architecture and Design Study Board

Contact: adstudyboard@create.aau.dk

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9.00-15.00
Friday: 9.00-14.00

Rendsburggade 14, level 3, room no. 5.339
9000 Aalborg

Media Technology Study Board

Contact: mtstudyboard@create.aau.dk

Office hours

AALBORG:

Monday-Thursday: 9.00-15.00
Friday: 9.00-14.00

Rendsburggade 14, level 3, room no. 5.339
9000 Aalborg

COPENHAGEN:

Monday-Thursday: 9.00-15.00
Friday: 9.00-14.00

A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 4th floor 
2450 Copenhagen SV