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.  


The University Chancellor is the head of Högskoleverket (Swedish National Agency for Higher Education).

There is an advisory board appointed by the Swedish Government, and a management team. The management team comprises representatives from the University Chancellor's Office and the heads of the administrative departments. Their task is to support and advise the University Chancellor.
The administrative departments are:

  • Department of Administrative Services 
  • Department of Higher Education Analysis
  • Department of Communications
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Legal Affairs
  • Department of Quality Assurance
  • Department of Qualifications Recognition

The Higher Education Appeals Board and the Suspensions Board for Higher Education are independent bodies within the Agency.

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