Startpage for Swedish National Agency for Higher Education

Please note! The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education was closed down on 31 December 2012. Instead two new agencies have been established: the Swedish Council for Higher Education and the Swedish Higher Education Authority. This website will continue to operate as the new agencies will have links to information it contains.  

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How Did Things Turn Out? - Quality Evaluations 2005

The report (285 kB)
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In this report on the fifth year of evaluation of subjects and programmes, the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education is able to determine that higher education in Sweden maintains satisfactory or good standards.

During the five years just over 1,200 programmes have been evaluated. Slightly fewer than 100, or 8 per cent, have displayed such shortcomings that the Agency has questioned entitlement to award degrees. Hitherto the Agency has not been obliged to take the next step of withdrawing this entitlement but in every case the higher education institutions have adopted measures to avoid this or alter-natively withdrawn the programmes.

About 600 assessors have taken part in the evaluations. The foreign assessors involved have come from about 50 higher education institutions, most of them in the Nordic countries.