Georgia tackles copyright infringement in universities

Georgias Deputy Minister of Education and Science Giorgi Sharvashidze met Polish experts on antiplagiarism technology on Friday. Photo by Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia press office., 15 Jan 2016 - 16:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is aiming to tackle plagiarism and copyright infringement in education field by cooperating with top experts from Poland.

Specialists from the Polish company and Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Giorgi Sharvashidze met today to discuss subjects of using technology for solving issues of copyright protection in academic environment.

The visiting team of Executive Director Sebastian Kawczynski and other members from the organisation shared with the Georgian side their experience in protecting high standards of education by preventing plagiarism among students.

The company members also had the experience of creating legislation for compulsory verification of bachelor's and master's degree works before their approval. worked with more than 230 universities across the world on issues of plagiarism and was the leading organisation on the matter in Poland and Romania.

The online antiplagiarism system was created by the Polish experts in 2002 "in response to the common problem of using the "copy- paste” method by students in their theses and dissertations," the company said.

Beside universities in Poland and Romania the system was also used by institutions in Germany and Colombia.