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More cheating students in Swedish schools caught and punished

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
New survey from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) which is in charge of the quality of education show that more students who cheat are being caught and punished, a report today show.

In the last ten years, the number of students who have been punished increased by 522 percent.

Today the National Agency for Higher Education's annual report exhibited the number of students who will be subject to disciplinary action at the country's universities and colleges.

These are students who have been dismissed or warned because of various offenses, often cheating.

The number of students who were punished has increased between 2001 and 2011 by about 522 percent, or from 127 to 790 cases. 517 of which relate to suspected plagiarism in assignments.
Meanwhile, the number of students at the country's colleges increased, as such it is analysed that the comparison is not entirely fair. Nevertheless, between 2005 and 2011, the proportion of disciplinary cases has increased, from 0.15 to 0.25 per cent.

Högskolverket writes that plagiarism has increased dramatically over the past ten years. In 2001, the number of cases was only 68. Part of the increase can be explained by a greater awareness among schools and new strategies for detecting plagiarism.

Today, for example, it is very common for teachers using text-matching tool to check students' work, according to the National Agency for higher Education.

However, there is also the argument that the increases in disciplinary cases are not as strong in the past year as the year before. The increase between 2010 and 2011 is 8 percent.
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Percentage of disciplinary cases per institution in 2011 (number of disciplinary cases / number of full-time students)
Source: Högskolverket See details here mostly in Swedish

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