Christian Pötzsche (Chair)
Kirsten von Elverfeldt
Martina Merz (Vice-Rector for Research)
Contact: vr-forschung [at] aau [dot] at
Office of the University Ombudsman
The Ombudsman for Good Academic Practice is an advisory body within the rectorate, operating primarily as a point of contact for queries relating to research ethics, such as copyright infringement in research publications. The primary role of the Ombudsman is to help safeguard the general principles of academic research.
Anti-plagiarism measures for academic research
Although plagiarism is by no means a modern phenomenon, the Internet Age has renewed universities’ focus on the issue and has brought a new dimension to it. Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt has therefore put in place a range of sanctions for plagiarism detected retrospectively, as well as measures aimed at preventing plagiarism from occurring in future work. All dissertations and diploma submissions dating back to 2002 were analysed using DocoLoc, an electronic plagiarism finder. Since 2008, all theses have undergone an automatic plagiarism check using DocoLoc.