URKUND is owned and developed by PrioInfo AB. PrioInfo is a company with over 25 years experience in the requirements and needs of information-intensive organisations.
URKUND originated in the academic world. A team of teachers developed the idea of a web-based service that would help them detect and deter plagiarism and URKUND was born in the autumn of 2000. The problems of plagiarism received more and more attention in the media and more and more people began to realise the scope of the problem and the need for a tool to support pedagogical work. URKUND continued to grow and develop over the years and came to be recognised as Sweden’s foremost anti plagiarism service.