Plagiarism assessment at Austrian universities and higher education institutions

Project Team: Vlasta Zucha, Judith Engleder, Philipp Droll

Project Duration: 2021

Project Commissioner:  Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)

Project in Cooperation with: Stefan Weber

Project Information:

„Good scientific practice“ affects academic activities as a whole. Prevention, control and sanction of plagiarism is a central feature of quality assurance in academic studies, education and research. Although the check for plagiarism can generally be considered a norm in higher education institutions, an overview about the measures, tools and the organizational embedding of prevention and control of plagiarism is still missing.

This study aims at compiling such an overview, focusing on the academic output of regular students at Austrian higher education institutions. To achieve this goal, an online survey among higher education institutions in Austria will be conducted. This mainly standardized survey will be supplemented with qualitative interviews with experts and representants of selected institutions.