StrikePlagiarism.com joined a seminar on Academic integrity in Polish university - Grand séminaire d'Ołtarzew. Mr. Krzysztof Gutowski, an GDPR expert of Plagiat.pl was presenting legislative changes in Poland and EU, giving practical cases on GDPR and how academic integrity has developed in Poland within last few years. The visitors were professors from Ukraine.
Maksim Maevsky, Roksolyana Ostapiv, Ali Tahmazov and Elena Lavrentieva on 14th of September 2019 are talking about legislation for anti-plagiarism measures at the universities, popular ways of system cheating and methodology of evaluation. The changes in an education law describe precisely the terminology of academic dishonesty and responsibility for academic staff and authors. However, many universities doesn't follow the law due to the lack of procedues and reputational risks. Ukrainian universities did huge changes and efforts within few last years in increasing academic integrity. Ukrainian academia wants fast changes.
Vice-Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan was accussed in plagiarism. Information about plagiarism was shared on facebook by Anar Kaibekova. Later, the information was published by Inform.kz. The doctoral dissertation of Fatima Zhakypova was, meantime, analysed by few independant experts including Vice-Rector of Satbayev University Kazakhstan, Mr Rinat Iskakov. Mr Iskakov used StrikePlagiarism.com to analyse this dissertation. The results are available at the open source. Click here to know more.
StrikePlagiarism.com and Sofia University in June 2019 conducted next training session on academic integrity, plagiarism verification procedures, prevention of plagiarism, use of Moodle etc for its academic staff, heads of the deaneries and library. The training took 2 days and more than 100 people.
StrikePlagiarism.com has joined a the 5th international conference Plagiarism Across Europe and Beyond organized by ENAI (European Network of Academic Integrity) that took place in Vilnius in June 2019, Lithuania as sponsor, supporting this event 4th year. This is a great event for our team to grasp valuable knowledge and disseminate it via our network of universities. Such events make cooperation between companies providing technical solution and HEIs stronger and we more understand the needs of each other and expectations.
Plagiat.pl organized international round table in Kazakhstan. On March 19, 2019 at Rixos Khadisha Shymkent Hotel was held an international round table “Academic honesty – the core problem and consequences of plagiarism in scientific publications” which was organized by Plagiat.pl and Shymkent University. Plagiat.pl’s representative Ali Takhmazov – Executive Director of Plagiat.pl expressed significant changes in increasing of academic integrity in Kazakhstan. Plagiat.pl is operating in Kazakhstan since 2015, cooperates with 50 universities on regular basis and is a leading plagiarism detection system in CA.
The Plagiat.pl’s software will be affordable to all universities in Ukraine.The memorandum signed in February 2018 between the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Plagiat.pl in Kiev. According to this agreement, HEIs of Ukraine get discount access to the StrikePlagiarism.com that will allow to verify all Doctoral and Ph.D. dissertations as well as improve procedures.
Sofia University hosted a conference „Antiplagiarism and academia – problems and solutions”. In the Aula of the Sofia University was held a national forum on „Antiplagiarism and academy – problems and solutions „organized by the Center for Distance Learning of the University and the Rector’s Office of Alma Mater. The forum focused on one of the current and painful topics related to academics and the quality of higher education in the 21st century. Issues that have also been reflected in the amendments to the Law on the Development of the Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria. Read more here.
Georgian universities are starting to use StrikePlagiarism.com system. More and more universities join network of StrikePlagiarism.com in Georgia and Azerbaijan. A StrikePlagiarism.com team had also meetings with representatives of Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and Azerbaijan. The discussions focused on topics related to the problems with verification of Ph.D. dissertations, unified procedures and regulations. Ministries of Education and Sciences of both countries expressed their interest in our technologies and willingness to move forward.
StrikePlagiarism.com on the 3rd International Conference „Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond”. Keynote speech made by Ali Tahmazov and Cristina Costiniuc – Role of politics in academic plagiarism – was embracing political influence in post soviet region. The workshop was focused on experience in integration of Antiplagiarism System on the National level. The conference was organized by the Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), in collaboration with the European Network for Academic Integrity and the Council of Europe. Presentation is available here.
Fighting Academic Plagiarism in Romania.
We encourage you to read the article, which Cristina Costiniuc, Head of Plagiat.pl’s Romanian office, has published in journal, a project developed by Enformation. Plagiarism is one of the most debated subjects in Romanian society. While most of the attention is on politicians, the subject has had a major impact on the academic environment and it has led to important changes in how we view academic integrity today. The aim of the present paper is to list both the progress we have made as well as the challenges we still need to face. More can be found here.