Higher education in Sweden must maintain a high standard. This is important for students, employers and society at large. Universitetskanslersämbetet (the Swedish Higher Education Authority) has the task of evaluating all higher education.
In its role as the supervisory authority for public sector higher education institutions, the Swedish Higher Education Authority focuses on students´ rights. This means that the authority scrutinises the higher education institutions to ensure that they comply with the laws and statutes that apply to higher education.
Universitetskanslersämbetet (the Swedish Higher Education Authority) is responsible for monitoring efficiency and analysing issues in the higher education sector, follow-up and horizon scanning. We are also the authority responsible for official statistics on higher education.
The Swedish Higher Education Authority is a government agency. Its operations are controlled by the Government through the instructions it issues. These instructions define our areas of responsibility and the tasks to be undertaken.