1. Plagiarism and fraud will be prosecuted
In academia, the unmarked paraphrasing of a text or the adoption of an argumentation without citing a source is understood as plagiarism. Both the complete adoption of a text or individual text passages, e.g. from books or the Internet, as well as the use of foreign ideas, argumentations or facts without citing the source accessed will be punished. This applies both to written papers, to presentations and to any other form of work submitted a spart of a degree program accordance with Appendices 2 and 3 of SP 05.
Fraud is defined as the multiple exploitation of one's own work without a corresponding explicit reference to the lecturer. This means that, in principle, it is not permitted to submit work for the purpose of obtaining a mark that has already been submitted identically or in part identically in other courses. Exceptions, such as the extension of a seminar paper to a BA or MA paper, must be discussed with the lecturers in advance and their scope expressly indicated in the paper.
Plagiarism and fraud result in a grade of 1. In addition, lecturers are obliged to report the persons concerned immediately to the Managing Director of the Institute of History. The Institute Secretariat keeps a list of plagiarism cases. The Executive Director decides whether the case is to be reported to the Dean's Office in accordance with Article 4 paragraph 3 of „Richtlinien der Universitätsleitung betreffend das Vorgehen bei Plagiaten“ of 28 August 2007 and 3 July 2012.