According to "Information Sheet on the Consecutive Master's Thesis (GEO 511) and Master's Exam (GEO 512) at the Department of Geography, University of Zurich"
Plagiarism is understood as the use or imitation of other people’s work, either wholly or partially, without acknowledging the source and the author. In principle, plagiarism is an infringement of copyright law. Short passages from another author may be quoted; however, this is subject to the requirement that the quotation is marked as such and the source is cited. Information of the UZH on the penalization of plagiarism