Project Corruption – an unknown risk? - University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

Project Corruption – an unknown risk?
Project at a glance

Project at a glance

As future executives and specialised personnel, university graduates are vital to international companies. The goal of the research was to find out if and in what areas of compliance young professionals must be sensitised and trained to avoid legal and ethical violations.

To support this, an online survey was conducted amongst more than 1,500 students at Swiss universities to examine their attitude and knowledge of corruption.

The results show significant gaps amongst all students regardless of their field of study. The degree of ignorance was extremely high concerning the problem of corruption abroad. All this underlines the major need for awareness raising and sensitisation.




Research project leader, Lecturer

The following former employee of University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons also worked on the project:

  • Katharina Becker
Additional information

Additional information


  • Becker, K., Hauser, C. & Kronthaler, F. (2013): Fostering management education to deter corruption: What do students know about corruption and its legal consequences?, in: Crime, Law and Social Change, Vol. 60, No. 2, P. 227–240.

Parties involved

The project has been implemented by the Swiss Institute for Entrepeneurship (SIFE), in cooperation with PRME Business Integrity Action Center, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (ZWF) and Transparency International Schweiz.