Rules and regulations regarding conduct and academic integrity, including penalties, and other rules

CBS’ rules and regulations on CONDUCt AND RULES ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY, including penalties

Pursuant to section 14 (9) of the Danish University Act (Consolidation Act no. 960 of 14 August 2014), section 9 of Ministerial Order no. 670 of 19 June 2014 on University Examinations and Grading (the Examination Order), section 17 (2) of Ministerial Order no. 1487 of 16 December 2013 on Admission and Enrolment on Bachelor’s Programmes at Universities (the Bachelor’s Admission Order) and section 4 (2) of Ministerial Order no. 1488 of 16 December 2013 on Admission and Enrolment on Master’s (Candidatus) Programmes at Universities (the Master’s Admission Order) the following rules have been laid down:

1. The rules apply to all students enrolled at CBS’ bachelor’s, master’s, professional bachelor’s, executive master’s and PhD programmes, including exchange students, credit transfer students and students under the vacant seat scheme.
(2) The provision in Section 4 also applies to applicants for CBS’ bachelor’s and master’s programmes.

Paragraph I

2. The student must be considerate and orderly in his/her conduct at CBS. Bullying or other form of harassment of other students or staff is unacceptable.
(2) The student is under the duty to show consideration for other students and employees at CBS and CBS’ property, buildings and other possessions. This means that noisy behaviour, eating, drinking, smoking, etc. cannot take place in ways or places, where it causes inconvenience to others.
(3) The student must observe all rules laid down by CBS, including works and safety regulations, whether or not they are formulated as general rules, house rules, on posters or signs.
(4) The student must act and behave considerately and orderly in any situation in which the student wholly or in part represents or acts on behalf of / in affiliation with CBS (e.g. during project work or business internships, conferences and case competitions) to ensure that CBS’ reputation and/or cooperative relationships are not damaged.

3. The student is under the duty to comply with directions and orders from employees at or of CBS regarding the rules in s. 2.
(2) The student must show his/her student identity card or otherwise prove his/her identity on request.

Duty of information

4. Applicants for bachelor’s and master’s programmes are under a duty to inform CBS about and apply for credit transfer for programme elements from previous incomplete study programmes at the same educational level. Providing false or insufficient information on such passed programme elements is sanctioned according to the provisions in Paragraph II on disciplinary measures.

5. Students who have received pre-approval for credit transfer for programme elements at a different educational institution, are under a duty to subsequently submit the necessary documentation to CBS for whether these pre-approved programme elements are passed or not. Intentionally providing false or insufficient information on this may be sanctioned according to the provisions in Paragraph II on disciplinary measures.

Academic conduct

6. Students at CBS are under the duty to observe the general rules of academic conduct, cf. appendix 1 and subsections 2-5 of this section. The student shall not be entitled to:
(2) obtain or offer unauthorised aid to another student in the preparation of an exam paper or to bring or use unauthorised aids during an exam, including take-home exams.
(3) take credit for work (texts, ideas or products) which is not his/her own or use other people’s work without a clear source reference and quotation marks or quotation formatting.
(4) submit his/her own previously assessed, published or annulled work without informing the person to whom it is submitted.
(5) falsify data, documents or the like.

Paragraph II

7. The stipulated penalties in s. 8-13 can be used separately or in combination in case of non-compliance with the rules in s. 2-6.

8. The student can be expelled from the examination, which entails that the student’s exam paper will not be assessed, and that the student has used one exam attempt.

9. The student can be expelled from the university, which entails that the student shall leave CBS’ premises immediately.

10. The student can be given a written warning. A written warning entails that the violation of the rules will be registered on the student’s case in the administration system.

11. The student’s submitted paper/performance can be annulled, which entails that the paper/performance will not be assessed, and that the student has used one exam attempt. An annulment of an already published grade entails that the grade is withdrawn and that the student has used one exam attempt.

12. The student can be suspended from the examination activities, which entails that the student cannot register for or participate in examinations or examination-related activities during the suspension period. The student is entitled to participate in the ordinary teaching. The student cannot be granted a credit transfer for exams passed at other universities during the suspension period, regardless of whether the student has received pre-approval for credit transfer before the suspension period.

13. The student can be expelled temporarily or permanently, which entails that the student’s enrolment will be cancelled and that he/she must hand in his/her student identity card. Subsequently, the student shall be temporarily or permanently excluded from participating in any activity at CBS, including all kinds of participation in teaching and examination. A decision of permanent expulsion shall only be taken if the President finds it necessary in order to ensure that the work of CBS is undisturbed, that CBS’ reputation is not damaged, that the confidence in the examinations conducted at the university is upheld in society or in cases where students have intentionally provided false or insufficient information, cf. s. 4 and 5.

14. Repeat violation of the rules will be considered as aggravating circumstances in determining a sanction.


15. In case of a violation of the rules in s. 2-6, the President shall be informed.

16. Employees at CBS and exam supervisors are entitled to suspend a student from an exam, cf. s. 8, or from the university, cf. s. 9, if the student fails to observe the announced examination rules or CBS’ rules and/or if the student’s behaviour or attempt to cheat is disturbing the exam. The President will receive a written report immediately after the suspension and then make a decision in the case.

17. If it is assumed that the student has violated the rules of academic conduct, cf. s. 6, the examination and the assessment must be completed as normal, however cf. (2), but the grade must be withheld until the President has made a decision.
(2) In cases that the assessors deem to be indisputable and verifiable acts of plagiarism, they may confront the students with this assessment. If the student then admits the violation of the rules, the student is entitled to abstain from completing the exam if the student expressly agrees to this. The same applies if the student immediately admits the violation of the
rules at the start of the exam. If this happens during the exam, the exam may be stopped if the student expressly agrees to this.

18. The reporting of violations that fall within s. 2 and 6 shall be made by the person(s) who registered the alleged violation of the rules. If the exam supervisors have registered an attempt to violate s. 6, the violation shall be reported to the programme director/course coordinator, who will report the violation to the President.

19. The report must include a thorough description of the alleged violation and documentation hereof, The report will form the basis for a consultation with the involved student(s).


20. With respect to the legal particulars of this matter, the President’s decision can be brought before the Danish Agency for Higher Education.
(2) Complaints shall be submitted no later than two weeks from the date on which the student receives the decision.
(3) The complaint must be addressed to the Danish Agency for Higher Education but submitted to CBS Legal via email to or to CBS Legal, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg. Upon receipt of the complaint, CBS may issue an opinion, on which the student is entitled to comment within at least one week. The complaint, any opinion and any comments to this made by the student, and the case documents shall subsequently be submitted to the Agency.

Copenhagen Business School, 24 May 2017
Per Holten-Andersen

Appendix 1: Academic conduct and misconduct

Academic conduct is widely accepted norms on academic behaviour and honesty.
CBS expects of all students that the work they submit is their own and that the work is based on proper academic conduct.
If a student uses his/her own or other people’s formerly assessed or annulled work, the source must be named in accordance with the guidelines that apply to the examination in question. It shall be possible to control the use and the reproduction of the source at any time, and the author(s) must always be acknowledged.
An example of a correct source reference is an indication of the author(s) name(s), the title of the work, year of publication and page number(s), either in a parenthesis after the section in which the source is used or by means of and end- or footnote.
In addition, the work must be included in the overall reference list.
Regardless of extent, quotations from another person’s work must always be accompanied by a source reference and quotation marks or formatting that clearly differs from the formatting of the student’s own work (e.g. indented text in italics).
Violation of the norms on proper academic conduct is unethical and synonymous with academic misconduct.

Academic misconduct occurs when a student or a group of students are misrepresenting the
individual student’s own performance and results by falsification, plagiarism/copying, nondisclosure, cooperation on individual written work or the like.

The following are examples of academic misconduct:

  • Attempt to take credit for the work of others without their consent and without a source reference
  • The use of other people’s ideas or words without authorisation and without quotation marks and source reference
  • Falsification, fabrication or non-disclosed selection/discarding of data, documents or the like
  • Helping other people with any of the above mentioned offences
  • Bringing unauthorised exam aids into an examination room
  • Giving or receiving help in the preparation of an exam paper, including cooperating with others on individual exam papers.

The following links provide more information about academic conduct:

Stop plagiat nu:

“Referér korrekt”: (in Danish) Skov, A. (2000). Referér korrekt: Om udarbejdelse af bibliografiske referencer. København: Danmarks Biblioteksskole.

San José State University Plagieringstutorial: (In English) Jackson, P. (2004). Plagiarism: The Crime of Intellectual Kidnapping. San José University Library.

Information is available on CBSShare, for the internal examiner, when suspected plagiarism is to be reported (cheating at exams).

‘Circular on Elections for the Board of Directors and Collegiate Bodies at CBS’ are available on [link findes ikke endnu – afvent oprettelse af menupunkt og upload af valgregler]


Reglerne skal sikre at bygningerne ikke lider overlast i forbindelse med ophængning af plakater, at CBS’ bygninger fremtræder som et seriøst uddannelsessted og en arbejdsplads med et professionelt præg, samt at kandidaterne får ens og fair vilkår i deres valgkamp.

CBS’ studerende, medarbejdere og organisationer kan ophænge plakater og streamers efter nedenstående retningslinjer. Plakater, streamers eller tryksager herudover må ikke opsættes uden særlig aftale med Campus Services.

Ophæng i strid med reglerne medfører repressalier i overensstemmelse med CBS’ ordensregler.

Generelle vilkår:
Plakater og streamers kan opsættes på de frie opslagstavler. Bemærk at indholdet normalt fjernes 1 gang månedligt. Derudover kan der frit benyttes A-skilte og roll-ups i et rimeligt antal.

Endelig kan der sættes bannere hen over vandrehallen i SP.

Plakater mv. må ikke opsættes på eller i:

  • Undervisningslokaler
  • Vinduer
  • Glaspartier
  • Døre
  • Toiletter
  • Elevatorer
  • Balkoner i Kilen


  • Plakater og streamers nedtages umiddelbart efter de er blevet uaktuelle
  • Mærker forårsaget af opsætning skal fjernes

Særlige forhold i valgperioden
I forbindelse med valgkamp kan der normalt opsættes plakater sidste åbningsdag før valgugen, dvs. fra fredag kl. 12 i KI, PH og DH og søndag kl.12 i SP.

Derudover gælder det, at:

  • Hver studenterorganisation kan i afstemningsugen opstille valgbord(e) i forhallen på Solbjerg Plads, Kilen, Porcelænshaven og Dalgas Have. Opstillingsplads anvises af Campus Services.
  • Der må alene udskænkes ikke-alkoholiske drikke.
  • CBS opfordrer alle til ikke at gå i direkte konkurrence med kantinen ift. servering af mad og drikkevarer.
  • Valgplakater må i omfang ikke være større end 140 x 85 cm.
  • Alle valgplakater og streamers skal nedtages af organisationerne senest førstkommende mandag efter valgugen.

Venlig hilsen
René Steffensen / Anders Jonas Pedersen
Campusdirektør / Sektretær for valgstyrelsen

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Guidelines for physical presence at CBS and control in connection with the partial re-opening of CBS

In connection with the partial reopening of the universities, CBS has been imposed various measures to ensure that the reopening takes place in a responsible manner so that we do not subject neither students nor employees to unnecessary risks. This means that physical attendance at CBS will be very different from what you have been used to, and we trust and appreciate the good cooperation and your help in ensuring the best possible framework for the reopening.

Requirements to you as a student when you attend CBS physically
One consequence of the restrictions in connection with the reopening is that you as a student may only access a CBS building if you at all times can present documentation for the following:

  • A negative test result from a Covid-19 test (anti-gene or PCR) which has been ob-tained within the past 72 hours (calculated from the time of inoculation/test),
  • A positive test result from a Covid-19 test (anti-gene or PRC) which is a minimum of 14 days old and a maximum of 12 weeks old *, or
  • Documentation showing that you are exempt from the requirement of covi-19 testing.

In addition, you must be able to present:

  • Valid ID
  • Documentation for a booking or reservation, for more details on this see the section below on Reservation/Booking

The above requirements for testing also applies even if you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Documentation for a Covid-19 test can be in paper format or electronic. However, it is crucial that the following information appears:

  • The name of the tested person, which must match the name on the student card, passport, driving license, health card, or other government-issued identity card, brought by the student.
  • The time of test/inoculation.
  • The result of the test.

*You are not required to show a negative test result if you have been infected with Covid-19 within the last 12 weeks. Instead, you must present a positive test result that is at least 14 days old and no more than 12 weeks old. When the 12 weeks have passed, you will again be required to take a Covid-19 test and be able to present a negative test result as stated above, if you wish to attend CBS physically.

Under no circumstances may you attend CBS physically if you have tested positive and the required period of quarantine has not passed.

If you attend CBS physically (in the buildings) without the above documentation, this is a violation of CBS’ rules and regulations, which may lead to sanctions, cf. our Rules and regulations om conduct and rules om academic integrity, including penalties. For more information see under the below section on Control.

The following requirements/guidelines continue to apply when staying inside CBS buildings:

  • A 2 meter distance to other students and employees must be kept at all times.
  • You must use a facemask when you do not sit down.
  • You must maintain good hygiene, i.e. clean with alcohol wipes before sitting down and when leaving a table, use hand sanitizer or wash hands as often as possible.

To ensure that there are no more students in the buildings than what is permitted and justifia-ble in relation to the applicable Covid-19 restrictions, including distance requirements, etc., you as a student must book a place, either a reading place or a place in a group room.
Booking takes place in accordance with instructions issued by the Study Administration. You can read more about this at

Testing at CBS
No later than April 21st, CBS is required to provide its own test facilities. However, the legal framework is not in place, and, therefore, we do not know when we will be able to open it yet. will be updated with info about the opening date, when the legal framework is in place.

Sample control of documentation for negative covid-19 test result will be performed at the entrances to CBS buildings. If you cannot present the required documentation (negative test result, valid ID and booking / reservation) at the entrance, you will be denied access and re-ferred to have a test taken, as well as bring ID and reservation/booking.

Guards will also be present on campus and make rounds of CBS’ buildings. You must always be able to produce the required documentation when you are inside CBS’ buildings, as well as observe the distance requirement and requirement for use of face mask etc.

If you attend CBS physically (stay in the buildings) without the required documentation, or do not comply with distance requirements or requirements for the use of facemasks, this will be a violation of CBS’ rules and regulations, and the guards will therefore report this to CBS Legal and escort you out of the building. In such cases, it is important that you follow the instructions given to you by the guards as they are either employees of or acting on behalf of CBS. Failure to follow the instructions of the guards may constitute an independent violation of CBS’ rules and regulations.

If you are reported to CBS Legal you will receive a consultation letter regarding the alleged infringement of CBS’s rules and will have the opportunity to give your version of the inci-dent, after which a decision will be made.

You are responsible for complying with the applicable guidelines and restrictions at all times, including having the necessary negative test result, keeping a distance of 2 meters and wear-ing a facemask. Failure to comply with these rules, restrictions and guidelines may result in sanctions, including a possible relegation from CBS.

Copenhagen Business School
CBS Campus Services and CBS Legal
31 March 2021