Fundamental to academic integrity is the presentation of your work as your own, the acknowledgement of others’ work, and the truthful reporting of results obtained. It is your responsibility to act truthfully and honestly in your academic pursuit, and to acquaint yourself with the University’s policies on academic integrity and discipline. You will be subjected to disciplinary action should you be found to be in violation of these policies. A complete listing of the relevant regulations concerning every HKUST student can be found in the General Regulations chapter of the HKUST Academic Calendar.
Plagiarism is one of the most serious academic offences. If you present work that originates from sources other than your own without adequate referencing, for credit in a course, a program of study, or for fulfillment of degree requirements, you are then committing plagiarism. This pertains to academic work in any form, including theses, examinations, tests, term papers and assignments.
Cheating and other acts of academic dishonesty are also serious offences. To learn more about the University’s policies concerning such acts, please refer to the University Guide on Academic Integrity, published by the Office of the Provost.