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National reviews

The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) is tasked with evaluating the quality of higher education and research. The government assigns UKÄ's remit. The national quality assurance system is based on the higher education institutions taking considerable individual responsibility for their own internal quality assurance.

UKÄ carried out four types of reviews between 2017 and 2022 to ensure quality in Swedish higher education.

At Lund University this primarily concerns study programmes leading to professional qualifications. The University can independently decide on other study programmes.

Focus on how satisfactorily the University’s quality assurance work (system) functions based on UKÄ’s criteria. The review is now complete and the UKÄ assessment approves the University’s quality assurance system. All requirements for the areas and grounds for assessment were deemed to be met and there will be no particular follow-up.

The assessment group’s statement includes its judgement of Lund University’s quality assurance system, including its strengths and recommendations for continued development. The UKÄ decision is based on the assessment group’s statement.

As a first part of the review, the University submitted a self-evaluation to UKÄ. The self-evaluation is Lund University’s report of how it manages quality assurance and quality enhancement of education.

You can read the full text of the self-evaluation, the decision and the statement on the Swedish Higher Education Authority's website.

The self-evaluation, the UKÄ decision and the assessment group statement at UKÄ’s website (in Swedish)

The local students’ union was also offered the chance to submit a written statement, in which the union gave its view of student influence on the University’s management of quality assurance.

You can read more about the Institutional reviews of the HEIs' quality assurance at:

Institutional reviews of the HEIs' quality assurance processes at UKÄ’s website

The national quality assurance system entails that universities are responsible to a considerable extent for evaluating their study programmes. However, the Swedish Higher Education Authority still reviews a selection of programmes. None of these affect Lund University at the moment.

During 2021 and 2022, a thematic evaluation took place that focused on the higher education institutions’ work on promoting widened participation.

Widening participation at Lund University

In 2023-2024, a thematic evaluation of higher education institutions' work on collaboration with the surrounding community will be carried out.

At the UKÄ's website, you will also find reports with results from completed evaluations, a schedule for coming evaluations, etc.

Quality assurance on UKÄ's website


For more information on the University’s internal work:

Åsa Ekberg
Head of Office
+46 46 222 91 68
asa [dot] ekberg [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se