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Disciplinary matters

A student disciplinary matter is initiated when the President receives a complaint about a student suspected of e.g. cheating, but it may also relate to disruptive behaviour or harassment. How disciplinary matters are dealt with are governed by the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 10.

Disciplinary action may be taken against students who

1. tries to mislead

− for example, by using unauthorised aids during an examination,

− by plagiarising someone else’s essay/homework etc., or

− by letting someone else write their names on an attendance list, despite not being present

2. acts in a disruptive manner during a lesson, while in an exam, test or other activity during a course of education at the university (e.g. at a traineeship), or

3. subjects another student or employee at the university to harassment or sexual harassment as described in Chapter 1, 4 § of the Discrimination Act (2008:567).

Disciplinary action may not be taken later than two years after the misdemeanour was committed. The disciplinary matter will be handled by a KTH legal counsel and will be determined by KTH’s disciplinary board, or in some cases, by the President.

Are you a student?

Then you will find more information on disciplinary matters and the rights and responsibilities for students on the Student Web under the heading “student rights”.