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Structure of Higher Education System


The Swedish system includes not only traditional university studies, but also teacher training, health care training, technical training, etc. It is the responsibility of the central government, regional authorities, and private interests. All higher education institutions fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education except for the University of Agricultural Sciences (Ministry of Agriculture). The Swedish Higher Education Authority is responsible for quality evaluation of higher education. The objectives of The Swedish Higher Education Authority reviews are to assess the performance of the study programmes and contribute to the work of HEIs with quality improvement in higher education and research. The present quality assurance system for higher education, which the Government tasked UKÄ to develop, consists of the following four components: programme evaluations, institutional reviews of the HEI´s quality assurance...

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