Champions and Ambassador Awards

Celebrating efforts by individuals and institutions is a great way to appreciate their work, value their efforts and spreads the message that good work is always recognised!

We bring you the Champion of Integrity and Integrity Ambassador Awards for schools and/universities in the UAE who dedicate their time, efforts and energy passionately upholding and spreading the Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity.

We encourage nominations for the 2021 Campus Integrity Award and ask that you complete the following table and provide evidence of activity and engagement on your campus.  The values listed are ICAI Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity: Fairness, Honesty, Trust, Courage, Respect and Responsibility. Your nomination should make a case demonstrating with evidence how your campus has instilled the values at your campus.

Click here to to fill the nomination form

Deadline to submit entries – 25 October 2021.

Short-listed campus(s) will be invited to join the Integrity Gala Evening on 28 October 2021.

For more details, please email – [email protected]

All the best!

Integrity Debate Championship


The first-ever Integrity Debate Champion ship 2021 – Participating Schools


After two rounds of elimination, our semi finalists


Our Finalists – Top Two Schools

Watch this space for the announcement of winners!


Industry Resources

Corporate Plagiarism and Intellectual Property

The pandemic forced companies to move online, work remotely and find ways to continue businesses. This led to issues in terms of privacy and confidentiality of information and brought to light the concern over employees plagiarizing work. “Plagiarism” a term frequently associated with the academic world, as a source concern, is now finding its way into the corporate world. This webinar aimed to take the audience through basics of copyright and plagiarism, attribution habits and practices that all companies should adopt, and based on case scenarios, what it means for companies and their future; leading to a discussion on a sustainable way forward.


Ignite Integrity Camp

A three-day camp conceptualized by Founding President Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, organized in collaboration with University of Wollongong in Dubai, European Network for Academic Integrity and powered by Turnitin, to create, promote and enrich the student community and to help increase awareness and interest towards academic integrity in order to assist school students to experience a smooth transition into higher education. The camp is only a beginning. It aims to arm students with valuable skills in academic writing, referencing, understanding and developing sense of integrity so that they may be certified as Academic Integrity Ambassadors for their schools and peers – a highly regarded skill-set that will add significant value towards their college applications, higher education and beyond. 


2021 Spring Camp

A great three-days at our Ignite Integrity Spring Camp for schools in the #UAE and beyond this year. Although we are still virtual, our organisers created an inclusive, fun and engaging camp welcoming 53 school students, ranging from Grades 6 to 12! The campers all graduated to become Integrity Ambassadors today, presented with special e-Badges designating each of them as champions of integrity values when they return to their families, friends and school!

Well done everyone!

Each camper was inspiring, courageous and committed to the message of the camp – working hand in hand holistically towards a culture of integrity everywhere!


To join the next Ignite Integrity camp, join us today!

‘Celebrating Academic Integrity’ Week

CAIU officially launched on 21 October 2021. In honour of our anniversary date and to mark the Global Ethics Day and International Day of Actions against Contract Cheating, we are excited to organize a week Celebrating Academic Integrity (CAI).


CAI Week’21 Line of Events and Activities

For more detailed schedule, click here


Inter-School Debate Championship – first of a kind debate championship to ignite integrity among students, providing a safe platform for students to debate and discuss leading issues plaguing the academic world.

Click here to know more and register


Student Meme Contest – we are inviting students in the UAE to join in the fun and create your own MEMEs following the rules set by International Centre for Academic Integrity (ICAI) this year, click here to know more about rules and regulations.

To register, click here.


Campus Pledge Party – celebrate the week by providing a “wall” either virtually through Jamboard or physically in your own institutions/schools for a “pledge party” inviting staff and students to write their pledges and why they are “honest, fair, courageous, trustworthy, etc”. Share your photos and videos with us through social media, using the hashtag #igniteintegrity #caiweek21. For more information and support, please reach out to our Student Board and SB Active Committee at [email protected]

Date – 17 October 2021, Sunday.

Time – All day event.


Think Calm Practitioners’ Series – A virtual panel discussion with counselors and practitioners teaching academic writing about the well being and impact of integrity in classrooms.

Guest speakers:

Read about Dr Salim Razi here.
Read about Evangeline Litsa Mourelatos here.

Date – 18 October 2021, Monday.

Time – 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

To register, click here

Meet the panelists:


Integrity begins early – K-12 Teachers Series – A virtual panel discussion A panel discussion among school teachers on the importance of teaching integrity in school

Date – 18 October, Monday.

Time – 4pm – 5pm

To register, click here

Meet our panelists:


Contracting Education Practitioners and Students Series – a unique panel discussion that will dwell on real world cases through skits prepared by Student Board and SB Active Committee and engage in discussion with our international experts on “fraud and deceit in assignments and degrees”.

Guest speakers:

Read about Dr Thomas Lancaster here.
Read about Dr Sara Elaine Eaton here.

Date – 19 October 2021, Tuesday.

Time – 5pm – 6pm

To register, click here.

Meet our panelists:


Video Montage – we invite all students and staff across the UAE to join International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating (ICAI-IDoA) and share a video clip “I don’t contract cheat because…” and send here. Deadline to send videos for consideration is 11:59pm on 19 October 2021

Date – 20 October 2021, Wednesday.

Time – All day event


Leaders’ Forum – invited leaders of institutes affiliated with CAIU hold a discussion on the status of academic integrity in the UAE and way forward

Date – 28 October 2021, Thursday.

Time – 6pm – 7pm

Venue – @UOWD Building Knowledge Park, Dubai (face to face event, pending all COVID19 restrictions are maintained and Ministry of Education approval

Meet our panelists:


Gala Integrity Evening – a grand finale, closing ceremony of the week, celebrating academic integrity in the UAE, with award ceremony, cake cutting and a lot of fun

Date – 28 October 2021, Thursday.

Time – 7pm – 8pm.

Venue – @UOWD Building Knowledge Park, Dubai (face to face event, pending all COVID19 restrictions are maintained and Ministry of Education approval

This is an invite-only event.

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 – Sruthi Ramdas, Gulf Medical University, Ajman

Board Member – Sarah Mariam Wilson, Cambridge International School Dubai

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

Board Member – Rukaiya Shabbir Topiwala, Middlesex University Dubai

Board Member – Tisha Sajnani, University of Wollongong in Dubai


We thank Sara Azeem Khan from University of Wollongong in Dubai who served on the Board in Q1 and Q2 of 2021 as Secretary-General. During her tenure, Sara worked relentlessly to support CAIU as a scribe and in launching the Podcast for the Centre.


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 [email protected] or [email protected]