Students have been caught cheating at North-east universities nearly 900 times in the last five years.
Figures, released under a freedom of information request, show at Robert Gordon University 518 people were caught passing off other people’s work as their own and 23 students were caught cheating in exams.
At the University of Aberdeen 304 people were caught plagiarising coursework while 49 cheated during exams.
A spokesman for RGU said: “We take cases of academic misconduct very seriously.”
A University of Aberdeen spokesman said: “We take a firm approach towards cheating.”