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The HKUST Academic Honor Code

Honesty and integrity are central to the academic work of HKUST. Students of the University must observe and uphold the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty in all the work they do throughout their program of study.

As members of the University community, students have the responsibility to help maintain the academic reputation of HKUST in its academic endeavors.

Sanctions will be imposed on students if they are found to have violated the regulations governing academic integrity and honesty.

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Student Conduct

The University expects good conduct from students. The University may take disciplinary action against a student who violates rules and regulations for good conduct, or the instructions of authorized persons and bodies responsible for ensuring good conduct, or where a student commits any misconduct.

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Academic Integrity

The University’s approach to cases of academic misconduct is fundamentally educational. The process for dealing with these cases is designed to enable students to better understand the nature of academic misconduct and the high standards of academic integrity that are expected. The sanctions available in confirmed cases of misconduct are intended to signal the importance that the University places on maintaining these high standards and to communicate this to students.

Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

Cheating: conduct designed to mislead those responsible for making a judgment on a student’s academic performance or standing, including:

  1. Unauthorized conveyance or receipt of examination or test questions;
  2. The giving, receiving or utilizing of unauthorized information or assistance in completing an assignment, test or examination;
  3. Breaches of the regulations for examinations set out in the Annex of the Regulations for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity;
  4. Impersonating another student or allowing oneself to be impersonated by another student in participating in a test or examination;
  5. Submission of academic work containing purported statements of fact or references to sources that have been fabricated;
  6. Presenting for credit work that has already been accepted for credit in another course.

Plagiarism: the presentation of work which originates from other sources, including the work of other students, as the student’s own work, without appropriate attribution to the source.

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Policies and Regulations

For details on University policies and regulations governing student conduct, academic integrity and research conduct, please refer to:

  1. Regulations for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
  2. Procedural Framework Governing Violations of Academic Integrity
  3. Policy on Research Conduct and Integrity