Intellectual Property and Academic Honesty

University Policy on Intellectual Property http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/kto/index.aspx?id=PG-1200015

With the launch of the Discovery-enriched Curriculum (DEC), which emphasizes discovery and innovation at City University of Hong Kong, undergraduate students now have unprecedented opportunities to create new knowledge and come up with original creations, new inventions and discoveries. Such new creations or inventions or discoveries can be protected as different types of so-called "intellectual property" (IP). Click here to learn more about IP at CityU.

DEC: Students' Intellectual Property http://www.cityu.edu.hk/edge/ip/

An important goal of CityU's DEC is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to “discover” and create new knowledge. Many new discoveries involve issues related to what is called Intellectual Property (IP). It is important for students to

  • be aware of IP ownership
  • know their creativity is highly encouraged and appreciated
  • share creative ideas
  • develop individual and collaborative creativity
  • appreciate the opportunities that interdisciplinary provides for creativity

Academic Honesty

Just as you will want others to respect and acknowledge the IP that you create, it is equally important for you to respect and acknowledge the IP that others have created. Whenever you make use of the creations and ideas of others in your studies at CityU, you are expected to give them appropriate credit by following principles of academic honesty (AH). Click here for the University requirement on AH.

Online tutorial on academic honesty

http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/ah/

For a brief general introduction to AH and IP, check out the leaflet

http://www.cityu.edu.hk/provost/files/IPnAH.pdf