Head of UKÄ

Anders Söderholm is Director General of Swedish Higher Education Autority (UKÄ).

Anders Söderholm and the Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson,

In April 2017, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research, announced that Anders Söderholm will be the next Director General for the Swedish Higher Education Autority (UKÄ).

Anders Söderholm, Director General at the UKÄ

Anders Söderholm is a professor of business administration. He started his position at UKÄ in August 2017. He is well known in the Swedish higher education sector, as he has been vice-chancellor at Umeå School of Business and Economics and Mid Sweden University. Previously, he also participated in the UKÄ Advisory Council, where members are appointed by the Government. Most recently he was the Secretary General of the Association of Swedish Higher Education.

"My and the Government's ambition is to maintain and continue to develop good cooperation between UKÄ and the higher edication institutions" says Anders Söderholm.

As vice-chancellor at Mid Sweden University, Anders Söderholm was engaged in advisory groups in the development of UKÄ's new quality assurance system for higher education.

"The development of quality assurance systems for education and also for research are priority areas. The legal supervision as well as the work with analysing the operations of higher education institutions are other main areas that continuously support the development of Swedish HEIs", says Anders Söderholm.