Unethical situations

Potential situations of breach of ethics which the Commission of Ethics of ISM has analyzed or is prepared to analyze are listed below:

1. Violations of academic integrity

  • a student uses other authors’ ideas in one’s written paper and fails to cite them or present references to the sources in the text;
  • a student uses a paper written by another person with (the paper is bought) or without that person’s knowledge;
  • a lecturer publishes another person’s article as one’s own.

2. Violations of intellectual property rights


  • a student takes a book from the library, scans it and uploads an electronic version thereof on the Internet;
  • a student uses an illustration found online in the communication of an event being held without the consent of the author.

3. Corruption, fraud or attempt to cause negative effect


  • a lecturer agrees to accept a bribe from a student for a higher evaluation than he/she is worth;
  • having failed to pass an examination, a student directly or indirectly offers a bribe for fabricating the results of the examination;
  • a representative of SRO (students’ representative office) blackmails lecturers regarding making the results of examinations public.

4. A person states one’s relation with the university when expressing a personal, religious or any other kind of attitude that could harm the reputation of the university

  • a student, explicitly stating one’s relation with the university, publishes an article online or in a newspaper criticizing the quality of the studies in the university in a biased manner.

5. A conflict of private and university’s interests, ambiguous relations in the workplace

  • an employee uses the tools of ISM to perform work that is not related to ISM;
  • the funds allocated by the university for the sustenance of the Students’ Representative Office or for any events are used for organizing a students’ party;
  • any spouses employed in the university kiss each other on campus, in the presence of students;
  • an employee of the university demonstrates one’s affection for a student publicly at university premises.

6. The principles of respect, benevolence, impartiality, freedom of speech, non-discrimination and academic solidarity are violated

  • a student disrespects a lecturer or one’s peers during lectures: speaks loudly, discusses any topics unrelated to the lecture, makes noise, etc.;
  • a lecturer reduces a student’s grade because of any criticism regarding the lecturer that was expressed before or because of the student’s attitude which the lecturer disapproves of;
  • a student’s aunt who is employed in the university and put pressure on lecturers to give higher grades to the student;
  • a student speaks using a mobile telephone during a lecture or in the library thus preventing other from learning;
  • a dark skined Erasmus student receives an ironic hint regarding his/her inability to perform a task as assigned.

7. Confidential information of the university and of the parties concerned is disclosed

  • an employee who has access to any financial/non-financial information transfers it to mass media or any competitors;
  • a member of the community of ISM who has access to any data of other members of the community manipulates it and publicly discusses it with other employees or transfers it to any other persons (mass media, etc.).

8. Violations of the principles of cooperation between the members of the community of ISM and transparency

  • an employee conceals information about a competition for a traineeship organized by the university hoping for the benefit for oneself.