Integrity and Ethics
Integrity and Ethics at the UP
By respecting the principles of the Code of Ethics and the implementation of the Integrity Plan, the employees and students of the UP achieve the set goals, maintain the reputation of the UP and contribute to the development of the wider environment of the UP. Cooperation between employees bases on mutual respect and consideration of different opinions. The UP leadership serves as a role model for all employees and students to act in accordance with regulations and ethical norms.
The Integrity Plan is a tool for managing risk of corruption and integrity risks and contains measures to prevent risk from occurring. It has been prepared in accordance with the Guidelines for Drawing up, Introduction and Implementation of Integrity Plans issued by the national Commission for the Prevention of Corruption.
The implementation of measures contributes to strengthening the organizational and personal integrity of employees and students.
The implementation of the Integrity Plan is serviced by the Integrity Plan Administrator, appointed by the Rector's decision, in cooperation with the Working Group for the Implementation of the UP Integrity Plan.
Individual areas are regulated in more detail way by rules and instructions:
- Navodilo o prejemanju, izročanju in evidentiranju daril na UP
- Navodila o opredelitvi in izvajanju aktivnosti proti spolnemu in drugemu nadlegovanju ter trpinčenju na delovnem mestuter Spremembe in dopolnitve Navodila
- Navodila o preverjanju podobnosti vsebine elektronske oblike pisnega zaključnega dela UP
- Pravilnik o zavarovanju osebnih in zaupnih podatkov in Spremembe Pravilnika
- Rules on integrity and conflict of interest
More about Integrity in general at:
- Integrity and Prevention of Corruption Act (ZIntPK) (pisrs.si)
- Commission for the Prevention of Corruption – Integrity, accountability, transparency (kpk-rs.si)
- pdf (kpk-rs.si)
- Transparancy International Slovenia
The Code of Ethics aims to build and maintain high professional and ethical standards among members of the University community, strengthen loyalty, ensure the transparency and social responsibility of the University's activities, and encourage freedom of research, teaching, and learning, as well as promote a positive public image of the University.
In their research work, the employees and students also follow the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity issued in 2018 by ALLEA – association of European academies.
Ethics issues at the UP are addressed by the Ethical Issues Commission (KEV UP), which discusses and takes views on ethically questionable actions and practices and the Commission of the University of Primorska for Ethics in Human Subjects Research (KER UP) whose main task is to evaluate and perform ethics assessments of research involving human subjects or secondary data, which do not fall under competence of the state ethics commissions.
UP is an inclusive academic community that provides equal opportunities for all stakeholders, regardless of their personal or social circumstances. In doing so, it contributes to building a just society, based on creating well-being for the individual, local and wider environment.
The Gender Equality Plan is an official UP document setting vision and mission in ensuring gender and other equalities. It stems from current situation analysis and defines measures to achieve strategic objectives in the field of equality policy.
Equality policy addresses all employees and students. Indirectly it also has an impact on the wider social environment. The 2021-2027 Gender Equality Plan is in line with the Mid-Term Development Strategy of the UP. It also meets the European Commission's content and implementation requirements, thus ensuring compliance with the eligibility criterion for participation in Horizon Europe projects.