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Academic, Professional, and Personal Integrity (extracted from NUS Code of Student Conduct)

  • The University is committed to nurturing an environment conducive for the exchange of ideas, advancement of knowledge and intellectual development. Academic honesty and integrity are essential conditions for the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge, and the University expects each student to maintain and uphold the highest standards of integrity and academic honesty at all times.
  • The University takes a strict view of cheating in any form, deceptive fabrication, plagiarism and violation of intellectual property and copyright laws. Any student who is found to have engaged in such misconduct will be subject to disciplinary action by the University.
  • It is important to note that all students share the responsibility of protecting the academic standards and reputation of the University. This responsibility can extend beyond each student’s own conduct, and can include reporting incidents of suspected academic dishonesty through the appropriate channels. Students who have reasonable grounds to suspect academic dishonesty should raise their concerns directly to the relevant Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Registrar,Vice Provost or Provost.

Source: Office of Student Affairs (OSA) [pdf] (retrieved 08 Mar 2017)

NUS Resources

  1. NUS Code of Student Conduct - NUS Registrar's Office
  2. Plagiarism - NUS Staff Portal (staff only)
  3. Academic Culture eModule
  4. The Effective Student: Intellectual Honesty - Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL)
  5. Plagiarism and How You Can Avoid It - Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL)
  6. Search, citation,and plagiarism: skills for a digital age have to be taught (video) - N. Sivasothi, Department of Biological Sciences at BuzzEd 2012.

External Resources

  1. Interpreting the Turnitin Similarity Report Webinar 2019 [video] - Turnitin webinar
  2. Interpreting a Similarity Report Webinar 2018 [video] - Turnitin webinar (log in to Wiki.nus to view)
  3. Similarity Checking Software Misconceptions [pdf] - iThenticate (log in to Wiki.nus to view)
  4. Avoiding Plagiarism: Mastering the Art of Scholarship [pdf] - University of California, Davis
  5. How to Recognize Plagiarism: Tutorials and Tests - Indiana University
  6. Plagiarism Game - Lycoming College


  1. Roberts, T. S. (2008). Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions (pp. 1-320). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-59904-801-7