If you have any questions about fraud, you can contact the Education and Student Affairs department at IDE:

Secretary to the Board of Examiners
Jana Stantcheva

Academic counsellors 
Willemine BiemondHanneke Thieme, Clariël Veldhuizen

Teaching advisor 
Nel Pouw

Fraud policy

Don’t give fraud an opportunity!

Time pressure during an assignment, uncertainty of your own capabilities or simple lack of awareness: there are all sorts of reasons why students might to be tempted to stretch the rules. This can sometimes lead to fraud.

Illustrating your own abilities, also when collaborating in a group, and using resources carefully and correctly, are skills that are self-evident in an academic learning environment. And yet, each year a number of students still cheat during examinations, as well as freeriding during group assignments and committing plagiarism when writing reports. One of the consequences of fraud is that a student can be excluded from the study programme for a whole year. The faculty wants to prevent this from happening, which is why it is using this website to draw attention to fraud deterrence and give tips in order to prevent fraud.

Example of fraud

A student has to make a report in which a plan for launching a newly developed product is described. The student finds an English text of an existing product-launch plan on internet. Seeing that the student is insecure about his own English, he decides to copy large parts of the text into his own report without citing the source.

The teacher becomes suspicious because of the differences in style and finds the article on internet. He suspects that fraud has taken place. The case of fraud is reported to the Board of Examiners. They investigate the report and determine plagiarism. The student's report is declared invalid. The student is excluded from this course for a whole year. 

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