Plagiarism Detection


The plagiarism detection software is a part of the University's quality system of education and research.

The use of the software is not a separate form or method of instruction or grading but an aid in instructing thesis writers.

All theses (Bachelor's and Master's theses as well as licenciate and doctoral theses) written for the University of Vaasa are checked against plagiarism using Turnitin software before they are accepted. Also, an entry of the check will be added on the students' transcripts of records.

Students submit their theses for plagiarism check at latest when they leave their theses for grading.

All theses submitted for grading are checked for originality using Turnitin. A thesis must be checked using the software before the student is given a permission to print the thesis.

From 1.8.2019, students will submit their theses digitally to the Osuva publications archive. More information on digital publishing and archiving, see Tritonias webpages > LibGuides > Guide for publishing Licentiate and Master's theses.

More information is available under Graduation.