ZAGREB, Jan 30 (Croatia Sun News) – Science and Education Minister Blazenka Divjak on Wednesday presented two software programs designed to check the authenticity of papers in higher education, PlagScan and Turnitin, and in the first year, 72 colleges, faculties and universities will apply them. For that purpose the ministry has set aside HRK 1.9 million.
The minister said that the new tools would make it possible for the universities and educational institutions to increase the quality of their work and strengthen the ethical dimensions.
In the first year, Turnitin will be used by 39 colleges and institutions of higher education and will be available to 90,349 students, while PlagScan will be put at the disposal to 57,282 students at 33 institutions of higher education.
The price of licences for both anti-plagiarism software programs is in proportion to the number of students, and the price for the first year of their use is HRK 1.875 million (€257,000).