Honesty in Academic Work: A Guide for Students and Teachers

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on academic dishonesty. While “academic dishonesty” is the overall name, there are several sub-categories as follows:

     (i) Plagiarism

     (ii) Undeclared multiple submission

     (iii) Cheating in tests and examinations

     (iv) All other acts of academic dishonesty


Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University.


Although detected cases of cheating in examinations or plagiarism are rare at the University, everyone should make himself/herself familiar with the content of this website and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.

Section1 What is plagiarism >

Section2 Proper use of source material >

Section3 Citation styles >

Section4 Plagiarism and copyright infringement >

Section5 CUHK(SZ) regulations on honesty in academic work >

Section6 CUHK(SZ) disciplinary guidelines and procedures >

Section7 Guide for teachers and departments >

Section8 Recommended material to be included in course outlines >

Section9 Electronic submission of assignments via VeriGuide >

Section10 Declaration to be attached to assignments >

Questions and Comments >