The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania (MAL) harmoniously combines university studies and military education, provides quality training and education of comprehensively educated and responsible military commanders, conducts research and ensures the implementation of lifelong learning and academic ethics (>>>).
The MAL recognises that academic integrity, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and equality are fundamental principles in implementing the processes of studying, teaching, lecturing, research and scientific activities. Based on these principles, a strong, open, ethical and responsible community is fostered; therefore, MAL commits to the following.
  • To educate the MAL community in the area of academic ethics, and ensure that all its members adhere to these principles, and clearly inform about the requirements of academic integrity.
  • To promote academic integrity as a value-based behaviour pattern, rather than a rule enforced by sanctions, which must be unconditionally followed; to apply measures with educational impact, especially in cases where violations of academic integrity are accidental or committed for the first time.
  • To ensure that every member of the MAL community is aware of their responsibilities and adheres to the principles and rules of academic integrity, conscientiously performing their duties. Belonging to the MAL community entails an obligation to respect MAL interests, remain loyal to them, and contribute to the realisation of the set goals for studies and scholarly activities.
  • To ensure and continuously improve the transparency in studies and scholarly activities in accordance with:
    • The laws of the Republic of Lithuania on science and studies;
    • MAL statutes;
    • MAL Academic Code of Ethics;
    • Guidelines for the Assessment of Research Ethics Compliance;
    • Guidelines for Ensuring Academic Ethics in Organising Remote Studies;
    • Guidelines for Objective and Fair Assessment of Group Work;
    • Recommendations to Lithuanian science and study institutions for the development, adoption, and implementation of academic codes of ethics;
    • Guidelines for Recognising False Scientific Events and other applicable legislation.
In accordance with the principles of academic ethics, other principles of organising the activities of the MAL are also successfully implemented. For example, principles of academic ethics such as the impartiality of instructors in assessing military work, respect for their privacy and expression of opinions are essential requirements for proper teaching. In turn, cadets, students and other learners must avoid academic integrity violations such as cheating, plagiarism or submitting someone else’s work as their own. Observing academic integrity provisions is particularly crucial in conducting research activities.
Answers to the most important questions that arise when intending to contact the MAL Academic Ethics Committee are:
1. Who can inquire?
Every member of the MAL community.
2. For what reasons can I inquire?
The most significant cases of inappropriate academic behaviour are identified in the MAL Academic Code of Ethics. The MAL Academic Ethics Committee examines reports from members of the academic community at MAL who work or study (for example, cadets, instructors, and administrative staff).
3. When can I inquire?
A person who becomes aware of a potentially committed breach of academic ethics must promptly report it to the MAL Academic Ethics Committee. The statute of limitations does not apply to breaches of academic ethics.
4. What should I do to contact the Academic Ethics Committee of the MAL?
You should submit a report about a potentially committed breach of academic ethics in the prescribed form. The completed report form, signed with your electronic or handwritten signature, should be sent to the MAL Academic Ethics Committee via e-mail [email protected].
The report should include:
- title, name and surname of the person submitting the report, telephone number and email address provided by the MAL;
- description of the breach of academic ethics and circumstances (including any attached information) confirming the fact of the breach;
- formulated specific request from the applicant;
- applicant’s signature (electronic or handwritten).
5. Can I inquire anonymously?
Yes, anonymous reports are dealt with. Please leave messages in the LKA (The Military Academy of Lithuania) feedback box.