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Academic Integrity at the University of Newcastle

Shared values

Learning at university is based on the principles of scholarship and research. Scholarship and research use existing knowledge, ideas and understandings to create, or build, new knowledge, ideas and understandings. This approach applies equally to professional life outside the university, where practice is based on evidence, and an explicit acknowledgement of the work of others.

The principles of academic integrity are central to the pursuit of knowledge undertaken at all levels in universities and in professional life.

Five values form the basis of Academic Integrity:


These values are fundamental to the business of the University. All members of the University community on all campuses, including students, staff, contractors, partners or visitors, are required to uphold the Values and comply with the Code of Conduct in all of their activities.

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