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Plagiarism on the rise in universities, research shows

  • 2014-02-07
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

The extent of plagiarism is on the rise in Lithuanian universities, latest statistics show.

The latest results of plagiarism monitoring in universities and colleges reveal a sharp rise that even exceeds 20 percent in one example.

The tendency of increasing plagiarism is observed in all universities and colleges, excluding several exceptions:

Research shows how the extent of plagiarism has decreased in Marijampole College, Social Sciences College and the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.

Meanwhile, the highest increase in plagiarism was observed in Siauliai University.

Based on the survey conducted by the National Plagiarism Detection System, the average plagiarism statistics in all Lithuanian universities and colleges stands at 16.4 percent.

The smallest extent of plagiarism was observed in Vilnius University, Vytautas Magnus University and Vilnius College, while the greatest extent of plagiarism observed in Kaunas University of Technology, International School of Law and Business, Lithuanian Business University of Applied Science and Zemaitija College. The average of plagiarism in the latter institutions exceeds 20 percent.