We evaluate the quality of higher education. It is vital for students, employers and society at large that all Swedish higher education is of high quality. Four separate evaluations form a national system for quality assurance.
The objectives of UKÄ’s reviews are to assess the performance of the study programmes and contribute to the HEIs’ work with quality improvements in higher education.
Institutional reviews aim to confirm that the quality assurance processes ensure high quality courses and programmes and help to enhance the HEIs’ quality.
The aim of programme evaluations is to monitor the programmes’ outcomes and to contribute to the higher education institution’s own quality improvements for the reviewed programmes.
UKÄ decides which higher education institutions are to be entitled to award a degree.
The purpose of thematic evaluations is to provide a better understanding and national comparisons of how various higher education institutions (HEIs) work and of achieved results in the examined theme.
To build legitimacy for Swedish higher education, UKÄ has emphasised the importance of following international principles for quality assurance in our new quality assurance system.
The Higher Education Authority’s (UKÄ’s) reviews are based on peer review by an independent external assessment panel.