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Disciplinary matters

When a student at KTH violates the rules that apply, for example is suspected of cheating or exhibited unacceptable behaviour or harassment towards another student or staff at KTH, it may lead to a disciplinary matter.

When may disciplinary measures be taken?

According to Section 1 of Chapter 10 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), disciplinary measures may be invoked against students who:

1. use prohibited aids or other methods to attempt to deceive during examinations or other forms of assessment of study performance

2. disrupt or obstruct teaching, tests or other activities within the framework of courses and study programmes at the higher education institution

3. disrupt activities in the library of the higher education institution or other separate establishments at the institution, or

4. subject another student or member of the staff of the higher education institution to harassment or sexual harassment of the kind laid down in Section 4 of Chapter 1 of the Discrimination Act (2008:567).

Disciplinary measures may not be invoked more than two years after the offence has been committed. Ordinance (2008:944).

Find more information on harassment and sexual harassment in the Discrimination Act [in Swedish]

Read more in the Higher Education Ordinance on when disciplinary measures may be taken

The administrative process at KTH for a disciplinary matter