AI Publications

2021 Publications

HILL, Christopher, and KHAN, Zeenath Reza. 2021. Calling Out the Elephant in the Room: Integrity and Ethical Practices in Times of Crises – Experience from the Middle-East. In European Conference on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism 2021: Book of abstracts, pp. 30–32. Mendel University in Brno.

KHAN, Zeenath Reza, HYSAJ, Ajrina, JOHN, Serene Regi, and KHAN, Sara. 2021. Gateway to Preparing K-12 Students for Higher Education – Reflections on Organizing an Academic Integrity Camp. In European Conference on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism 2021: Book of abstracts, pp. 66–68. Mendel University in Brno.

JOHN, Serene Regi, RAMDAS, Sruthi, KHAN, Sara, WILSON, Sarah, and TOPIWALA, Rukaiya. 2021. Formation of the Student Board at the UAE Centre for Academic Integrity – Our Initiatives and Experience. In Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity. Thompson Rivers University. Canada.

KHAN, Zeenath Reza, ARVIKAR, Atharv, VENUGOPAL, Swathi and HEMNANI, Priyanka, 2021. Corporate Plagiarism during Remote Work – a concern? In Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity. Thompson Rivers University. Canada.

CAIU SB Members 2021-2022


Chair of Student Board – Serene Regi John, Gulf Medical University, Ajman

Secretary-General – Sara Azeem Khan, University of Wollongong in Dubai

Board Member – Sruthi Ramdas, Gulf Medical University, Ajman

Board Member – Sarah Mariam Wilson, Cambridge International School Dubai

Board Member – Krista Fidelia Fernandez, Al Diyafah High School, Dubai

Board Member – Rukaiya Shabbir Topiwala, Middlesex University Dubai


Are you a student in the UAE interested to join the Centre as a General Member? Register with us today: https://forms.gle/RHgMAMBaV9fLvW6i8

AIC Associate Members

The Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE is pleased to sign Academic Integrity Consortium (AIC) agreements with partnering educational institutions (Schools/universities) in the UAE.


Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE – first Associate Member!

CAIU Founding Board Member Professor Gomathi GK with Student Board Chair Serene John, SB Member Sruthi Ramdas and GMU Vice Chancellor (Academics), College of Medicine at the signing of the AIC!

Gulf Medical University, Ajman is a leading medical institution in the region, founded in 1998. With cutting-edge teaching techniques, labs, and facilities, the university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and professional certifications accredited by the Ministry of Education (UAE), World Health Organization (WHO) and listed in the WHO Directory of Medical Schools and IMED under the auspices of FAIMER and the list of program offerings in universities of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) of the WHO.

To read more about the university, visit their website.


Are you interested to join the Academic Integrity Consortium? Write to us today at uaeaicentre@gmail.com or info@academicintegrity-uae.com

Academic Integrity Consortium

The Academic Integrity Consortium (AIC) is an innovative concept, developed by the Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE (CAIU). The AIC brings together academic institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to join hands in mutual respect for and recognition of ethics and integrity in education across all academic sectors in the country.

Consortium Member Association

The members are united by the shared vision:

  • to uphold academic integrity values,
  • to promote ethical practices in education

  • The consortium is a non-binding agreement to associate with the CAIU that aims to bring together educators, students and industry leaders to discuss, create and promote a culture of integrity across school and university campuses in the UAE
  • By joining this consortium, the member institutes grant CAIU permission to add their logo to the CAIU website as “Consortium Associate Members” and vice versa
  • Through the association, CAIU extends research support, resources and training for students, faculty and/staff of member institution
  • Through the association, CAIU provides opportunities for faculty and students of member institutions to participate in CAIU campaigns and events as attendees, organisers or hosts.
  • This consortium agreement does not give either the member institute or CAIU any decision-making privileges nor to use each other’s affiliation other than that which has been agreed here

Our first Consortium Associate Member – click below to read more!


Are you interested to join the Academic Integrity Consortium? Write to us today at uaeaicentre@gmail.com or info@academicintegrity-uae.com

CAIU Student Board

Est. 24 February 2021


Academic integrity is the foundation of education as it ensures the quality of the education and degree awarded, the knowledge and skills taught.  It provides transparency, acceptability and trust in the values instilled in graduates who represent the future contributors, decision makers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and world leaders of society.

The Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE (CAIU) represents a group of academics based in the UAE, who have come together to work independently and voluntarily for the benefit of the greater community.  CAIU achieves this by hosting awareness campaigns, conducting research and providing access to locally and internationally developed research tools for teachers and administrators on academic integrity.

CAIU works closely with international bodies, such as International Centre for Academic Integrity and European Network for Academic Integrity; and is recognised as a partner working in the field of ethics with ETICO (an International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP)-UNESCO web-based resource platform targeting the issue of ethics and corruption in education).


CAIU’s Student Board Rationale

CAIU recognises the important role students play in building a culture of integrity. Students are central to any activity, campaign or dialogue that is about academic integrity. CAIU values student voices, opinions and perseveres to be student-centric in its approach upholding values of academic integrity.


CAIU’s Student Board Members

CAIU’s Student Board (SB) is a sub-committee that reports directly to the Founding Board Members (FBM).

SB members are expected to be currently enrolled students at a school or university in the UAE with valid student ID.

SB’s purpose is to work as a cohesive group of think tanks from student perspective, conceptualize and support campaigns in their own campuses of CAIU events, campaigns and research work.


Meet our 2021-2022 Student Board!


Are you interested to join the Centre as a General Member? Register with us today: https://forms.gle/RHgMAMBaV9fLvW6i8

Practitioners’ Series

A place where we invite faculty and researchers to share their thoughts and practices on academic integrity, assessment design, students and a whole lot more !


FIRST EPISODE | 4 November 2020

Titled “Innovative responses: new ways of tackling old problems”

Our first session was a tremendous success! Thank you to everyone who joined and participated! The panelists shared their views on what works and what has been successful in classrooms amid COVID19 emergency remote learning and online assessing.

In case you missed it, here’s the link to the recorded session:


SECOND EPISODE | 24 February 2021

Titled Including students in academic integrity conversations

How important are students to any discussion on academic integrity? What impact can student champions have on a campus’ culture of integrity? This session discusses these pertinent questions with CAIU’s newly formed Student Board and the Founding Board members

In case you missed it, here’s the link to the recorded session:


THIRD EPISODE | 6 April 2021

Titled Rethinking Assessments to uphold Integrity

Visiting assessment design during pandemic, this session delved into best practices during the pandemic by faculty and researchers from UAE universities.

In case you missed it, here’s the link to the recorded session:

We will return with our Series after Summer break!

Student Resources


We are working to bring the student community helpful tools, tips and resources to help you understand academic integrity values, practices and more! Stay tuned!


“Why Integrity Matters”

“Essay Mills and Social License to Operate”

“I know my campus policy… or do I?”

Watch this space for more details soon!


What is plagiarism?
https://youtu.be/o-aHUSMb8ag

Remote exams, assessments, IP and integrity
https://youtu.be/GhbcGn4s1L8

Faculty Resources

We strive to provide easy resources, tool kits, best practices from around the world on academic integrity for faculty access. Stay tuned!


Toolkit to support quality assurance agencies to address academic integrity and contract cheating.

Produced by International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), June 2020
DOWNLOAD TOOL KIT

Corrupt schools, corrupt universities: what can be done?

UNESCO IIEP | Authors – Jacques Hallak, and Muriel Poisson 
Book in English and Arabic available from UNESCO on IIEP’s research into ethics and corruption in education, 2007 READ FULL TEXT

ICDL Keynote – Academic Integrity in Digital Age
WATCH VIDEO


Contract cheating – starting dialogue in UAE
WATCH VIDEO


Contract cheating case
WATCH VIDEO


When parents do children’s work
WATCH VIDEO


Are you a faculty or researcher? Would you like to share a resource with the greater community? Contact us today and we will review your submission. Based on quality of submission and copyright constraints, the resource may be shared here as open-access for all.

Get in touch today!

Active Executive Committee (AEC)

Founding Board Members (FBM) accept applications from academics and researchers from UAE to join Active Executive Committee for a period of two-years.

The Active Executive Committee (AEC) may have up to five (5) members. AEC will work directly with FBM to support strategic goals.

The first AEC will take office in 2021. Are you a faculty, teacher, staff, researcher in the UAE? Would you like to join the AEC?

Become a member and email us today to know more!

coming soon!

Founding Board Members (FBM)


Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, is an Assistant Professor of Cyber Ethics and Head of the Technology and Integrity in Academia and Beyond Research & Learning Forum at Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong in Dubai. She has been teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the university since 2001. 

Fellow of Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence, with over 60 publications Dr Khan has won the Teaching Excellence Award from UOWD in 2014, Turnitin Global Innovation Award 2015, Vice Chancellor’s OCTAL award from UOW in 2016 among others. Recently she was named among UAE’s 10 most influential educational leaders 2019 and won the Digital Leader Award in Education category from Khaleej Times and MIT Sloan Mgt Review’s Digital Leaders Forum, 2019. This year she was featured as one of the 2020 Global Educational Influencers for her tremendous support of the greater academic and student communities.  

For more details, see https://bit.ly/2ll1n18


Dr. Christopher Hill is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Director Doctoral Training Centre at The British University in Dubai.  Dr Hill has worked in the field of international higher education for the past decade and has extensive experience establishing and developing graduate schools in both Asia and the Middle East.  Dr Hill is an OBHE Associate, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Specialist Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications and an Adjunct Researcher for the Higher Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan.


Prof. Gomathi Kadayam Guruswami has a PhD in Biochemistry from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. She is Associate Dean Academics and Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University Ajman, UAE.  She has a special interest in the studying the educational environment in medical school and is passionate about promoting a culture of academic integrity and ethics in health professions students.


Dr Sreejith is a Senior Lecturer and Chair of Research Committee at Middlesex University, Dubai. He gained his BTech in Engineering from the University of Calicut (India) and his Master’s in International Business from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, before obtaining his PhD in Supply Chain Management from Middlesex University (UK). Since moving to academia from industry, he has over 30 publications in leading academic and practitioner-focused journals. For several years, he is actively involved in promoting academic integrity in UAE and wider region.


Steven came to the UAE in December 2017 in his current position as Assistant Professor of Management at Heriot-Watt University, programme director for the popular UG Bachelors of Business Administration, and member of the Heriot Watt’s academic standards committee. Steven has taken an active approach to ensure academic integrity through student engagement and delivering workshops and guidance to colleagues on contract cheating and other forms of academic misconduct. While his primary research focus is on inequalities in the workplace, Steven is expanding into academic integrity pedagogy research and welcomes any enquiry related to theory and practice.


Tim Daly is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the ZU College of Business, Dubai campus. Before undertaking his doctoral studies he worked in the tourism and market research industries. He has previously worked as an academic at the University of Akron (Ohio, USA), the University of Western Australia and at the United Arab Emirates University. Dr Tim has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Research, Journal of Interactive Advertising, Assessment, the  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Tourism Management. In 2013 he won the University of Western Australia Business School’s Teaching Excellence Award, as well as three best-in-track awards at ANZMAC.


Veena is the Head of Moral Education Department at Al Diyafah High School Dubai. An advocate for early exposure to explicit learning environments surrounding integrity values, Veena is tremendously proactive in initiating awareness campaigns, designing courses that revolve around both Ministry of Education curricula and incorporates integrity values and messages. With a diverse background in Computer Science and Business Administration, Veena has a successful corporate track record as the Quality Assurance and Fitout Manager at Better Homes LLC and as Head of Year at Al Diyafah High School prior to her current position. Veena is currently pursuing a second Masters, in Education this time and has begun to sink her toes into research, having published a couple of papers in recent years.