Quality assurance in Sweden and at Lund University

The  Swedish Higher Education Authority recently hosted a meeting on the forthcoming period of evaluations of Swedish higher education in 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles. This new type of evaluation will focus on how well the HEI:s contribute to secure and evolve education on all levels in a systematic way. Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area ( (ESG) will be followed when the processes of quality assurance are analyzed. In its first period, starting from 2017 with pilots, the Agency plans to evaluate a number education programs, focusing om 3rd cycle (doctoral) programs and a selection of professional qualifications. In 2020 Lund University will undergo a full review of the internal quality assurance procedures. As an institution we will be asked to show how our procedures result in high quality and contribute to development of quality. Programs offered by Lund University meet high standards of quality today, as earlier reviews have shown. We always strive for continuous improvement of quality and therefore the procedures here at Lund will not only assess the quality, but also help to improve the ongoing enhancement of our education.

All in all, this national model of quality assurance is in line with international (European) development which is very satisfactory because it makes partnership with other countries and institutions easier. The model has been developed in close collaboration with the higher education sector including students and other stakeholders and will be launched in a spirit of mutual understanding.

I very much look forward to working with the quality enhancement together with colleagues and students at our university!

Eva Wiberg





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