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Malpractice (whistleblowing)

If you suspect that malpractice is taking place within your study programme, you are entitled to report it.

What is malpractice?
By malpractice is meant:

  • the law is being broken;  
  • there is a danger to public health or safety;
  • there is a threat to the environment;
  • the proper functioning of the university is endangered as a result of improper conduct or negligence.

Where can you report malpractice?
If you suspect that malpractice is taking place within your study programme, you can report it to the programme director. If you prefer not to do so, you can instead contact the confidential counsellor for malpractice.

What can the confidential counsellor do?
The confidential counsellor for malpractice can provide you with guidance and advice on how to draw attention to the issue, and refer you to other parties if required. He can also register your complaint with the Committee on Whistleblowing. You are guaranteed complete anonymity, unless you give express permission for your name to be disclosed. The Committee on Whistleblowing will then investigate the complaint and issue a report to the Executive Board.

Confidentiality
The confidential counsellor for malpractice and the Committee on Whistleblowing both have a strict duty of confidentially. Anything you share with them will be treated with the utmost confidence.

Regulations on whistleblowing
You can find further information in the Regulations on whistleblowing.

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