UKÄ • The Swedish Higher Education Authority

UKÄ is an independent government agency in Sweden. Its operations comprise three main areas:

  • quality assurance of higher education and research, and appraisal of the degree-awarding powers of public-sector higher education institutions;
  • legal supervision of higher education;
  • monitoring efficiency, follow-up and horizon scanning as well as responsibility for statistics in the higher education sector.

UKÄ’s operations are laid down in the instructions issued by the Government. These instructions define its areas of responsibility and the tasks to be undertaken. However, UKÄ takes decisions and applies the law independently. Each year the Government issues a public service agreement that specifies the targets and the funding for these operations. The Government also assigns on-going tasks during the year, which are referred to as government assignments.

UKÄ’s most recent external review report can be found here. UKÄ is registered in EQAR.

Contact information
ENQA history
Membership granted on 10 December 2020

Universitetskanslersämbetet, Box 6024
121 06 Johanneshov

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