More and more Norwegians are cheating on university exams

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In July, several universities and colleges in Norway reported more cheating during exams.

At Oslo Met, 57 cases have been processed up to July, compared to a total of 49 in the entire school year 2018/2019, senior adviser Marius Stene Fuglum told Khrono at the time. 

None of the cases were related to the changed examination forms as a result of corona-adapted examinations, according to Fuglum.

At the University of Agder, there have been 37 cases up to July.

“I have never experienced anything like this. The cases range from plagiarism to cooperation,” Ragnhild Skomedal told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) at the time.

Better routines

The increase in cheating may also be connected to the implementation of better routines at the university.

At NTNU, Professor Brynjulf ​​Owren at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering believes that students exchanged answers during an exam. 

According to Universitetsavisa, fewer failed a multiple-choice exam than usual, and more students received top marks.

There has also been more cheating at the University College in Western Norway than usual, vice-rector for education Bjørg Kristin Selvik told Khrono in mid-July.

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