Student influence to be mapped

The Government has given UKÄ (Swedish Higher Education Authority) the task of analysing the conditions for student influence since the compulsory students’ union membership was abolished in June 2010.

Strong student influence that promotes quality development of universities and university colleges is of great importance to Swedish higher education.

This is an important mission. My hope is that we will be able to highlight several good examples where student influence works really well, says University Chancellor Harriet Wallberg.

In particular the ability of students’ unions to independently conduct meaningful student influence will be reviewed. The Swedish Higher Education Authority will also assess the need for measures to strengthen the independence of student influence and, if necessary, offer suggestions of such measures.