Anti–bribery and Corruption Policy
The University has a policy requiring all employees and students to behave themselves honestly and without engaging in any corrupt behavior or paying bribes to gain an unfair advantage. This is not merely a cultural commitment on the part of the University; corruption exposes the University and its workers to the risk of legal action, fines, and imprisonment as well as harming the University's reputation. Bribery is a crime in most countries.
When it comes to acts of bribery and corruption by any of our employees or third-party representatives (including students), we take a "zero tolerance" stance.
Objective of the Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy
The Gulf University for Science and Technology is committed to conducting its activities with the highest ethical standards. It expects its employees and representatives to reflect this commitment in their work, behaving honestly and with personal integrity. The University will not tolerate bribery or corruption and is committed to preventing bribery and corruption by its staff and by any party acting on its behalf. Bribery or corruption by university staff will be treated as a serious disciplinary offence. Should it occur, the University will take firm action, which may include dismissal and legal action.
This policy's main goal is to unequivocally proclaim our opposition to bribery and corruption in all of its manifestations, in accordance with national laws, international anti- corruption treaties, and best practices in higher education institutions. The goal of the policy is to establish an ethically and legally sound working and learning environment.
Scope of the Policy
This policy applies within our university community. This means it extends to all faculty, staff, students, contract workers, consultants, vendors, or any other individuals or entities acting on Gulf University for Science and Technology behalf. It applies to all activities of the University.
The University expects anyone acting on its behalf to have procedures in place to prevent bribery and corruption. This includes agents and others who represent the University.
Additionally, we have training materials and educational resources related to anti-bribery and corruption, which are used in mandatory training sessions for all university employees which talks about:
- Understand what bribery is (direct and indirect forms of Bribery).
- Understand the Bribery Act 2010.
- Identify instances of corruption and feel confident about reporting them.
- Anticipate difficult situations and take the necessary steps to avoid them.
- Deal with ethical dilemmas in the workplace.
- Understand that the onus is on the individual to comply with the Act.
- Apply the knowledge acquired in the course to comply with the Act.
- Inculcate respect for the law and inspire an ethical approach amongst all colleagues.
- Demonstrate clearly understand of the legislation through 100% pass rate for online assessment.