HERE seminar “Plagiarism in higher education – raising awareness, threats and consequences” was held

Plagiarism in higher education – raising awareness, challenges and consequences“, organized on the initiative of the Montenegrin Higher Education Reform Experts team, in cooperation with the SPHERE network (consisting of OBREAL global (coordinator) and the European universities association EUA), National Erasmus+ Office in Montenegro and University of Donja Gorica was held today and yesterday at the University of Donja Gorica.

The Montenegrin Higher Education Reform Experts team was established within the framework of key action 3 of the Erasmus+ program, and this seminar was intended precisely to provide support and strengthen the capacity of the higher education system in Montenegro. The seminar was attended by over 70 participants, representatives of key educational institutions in the country, including all universities, the Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation, the Agency for Control and Quality Assurance of Higher Education, the National Ethics Committee and others.

The aim of the seminar was to raise the awareness of the academic community about the problem of plagiarism, especially taking into account new trends caused by technological progress. The seminar discussed the rational basis of plagiarism, its complexity, types and practical examples, detection mechanisms, national and international policies to combat plagiarism, the importance of the cooperation of the ethics committee with university disciplinary committees, as well as the real need to review the practices that are currently in force, and to initiate further important steps to promote academic integrity and ethical standards.

The guest lecturer at this seminar, at the proposal of the European Commission, was prof. Mohammad Khalil, PhD (University of Bergen – Norway). Apart from Professor Khalil, several representatives of the academic community also took an active part in the seminar: Vanja Drljević – director of the National Erasmus + Office in Montenegro, Sandra Tinaj, PhD – general manager of the University of Donja Gorica, Dragana Đukanović – Ćetković, MSc – director of the Directorate for Higher Education in the Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation, Mara Šćepanović, PhD – president of the National Ethics Committee, Milica Kavedžić – assistant director in the Quality Assurance and Research Sector at the Agency for Quality Control and Assurance of Higher Education, Mira Vukčević, PhD – president of the HERE team, Dijana Vučković, PhD – professor at the University of Montenegro, Danilo Bulatović – president of the Student Forum of the University of Donja Gorica, Andrej Vukčević – president of the student parliament of the University of Montenegro.

Bearing in mind the importance of the phenomenon of plagiarism, as one of the challenges for the academic community and the student population, this seminar is the first in a series of three seminars that will cover three different topics, recognized by the Montenegrin HERE team as a priority for the higher education field.


prof. Mohammad Khalil, University of Bergen, Norway

Understanding the phenomenon of plagiarism: its complexity, types and practice examples

Detecting and avoiding plagiarism in the era of technological developments

EU policies on plagiarism and academic integrity

Day 1 – Results of the survey

Day2 – Workshop

Day2 – Results of the survey


prof. Mara Šćepanović, the president of the Ethics Committee

So far achievements and future steps of the Ethics Committee in relation to academic integrity


Milica Kavedžić, Agency for Control and Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Plagiarism as a challenge for quality assurance in higher education


Previous A workshop in the field of youth was held


Pitajte nacionalnu Erasmus + kancelariju

Radno vrijeme: Ponedjeljak – Petak 8:00 – 16:00h

Konsultacije sa studentima: Ponedjeljak, srijeda i petak 10:00h -12:00h

Kontakt mejl za pitanja studenata:

"The European Commission support for the production of this web site does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein."
“Podrška koju Evropska komisija pruža prilikom izrade ove web stranice ne uključuje i odobravanje sadržaja koji odražavaju isključivo stavove autora, i stoga se Evropska komisija ne može smatrati odgovornom za bilo kakav vid upotrebe podataka koje ovaj sajt sadrži”