Plagiarism and other academic misconducts
According to the Disciplinary regime of students at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, adopted by Agreement of the Government meeting of 18th July 2012 (in Spanish), serious offenses in relation to exams or other assessment activities include plagiarism, copy, blatant incorrect citations in documents, and other serious breaches of intellectual property, as well as the unauthorized double use of academic works, the relevant omission of pertinent information or the inclusion of false information (art. 3). Sanctions for such serious offenses include the possibility of temporary expulsion from the University for a period ranging from six months to four years (art. 6).
According to the same disciplinary regime, less serious offenses in relation to exams or other assessment activities include: copying or assisting in the copy of answers or the assessed activity, underestimating or exaggerating a contribution to collective academic works or activities, and plagiarism, copying or misquoting in documents with non-relevant proportions, and in general breaches of intellectual property, as well as the unauthorized and misquoted partial reuse of works, and the suppression or modification of pertinent data (art. 4). Sanctions for such less serious offenses include the loss of the right to be assessed in all or part of the courses enrolled by the student, in all the enrolment calls of the academic year, loss of the right to be assess in the regular call of one or more courses, as well as the total or partial loss, permanently or temporarily, of grants or other benefits granted by the University (art. 7).
In the Master in European and Global Law, blatant cases of plagiarism in coursework or exams of any course will automatically entail the failure and the impossibility of a re-take chance, notwithstanding the adoption of additional sanctions by the programme Coordination. Similar measures will apply in relation to the master's thesis.