Review of the university's quality assurance systems for education and research

The main purpose of such a review is to ensure that Swedish higher education institutions work systematically to monitor, evaluate, and develop their education and research. This year, the higher education institutions in Dalarna and Linköping will also be reviewed. 

Review process

Workgroups, centrally and at the Faculties, have been formed and will, in the spring of 2024, work with documentation for the university's self-evaluation. The completed self-evaluation will then be submitted to UKÄ on 22 May, and preliminarily, UKÄ will conduct site visits to the university and interview employees during autumn 2024. The overall review will be on a three-point scale: Approved quality assurance work, Approved quality assurance work with reservations, and Unsatisfactory quality assurance work. The university’s self-evaluation covers both quality assurance systems – one for education and the other for research – but each system will get its own review.

Focus of the review

What is it that the university should show and live up to? The following six points are taken from UKÄ:

  1. The HEI should be able to demonstrate that they organise the quality assurance work and apply the quality assurance system in a well-functioning way and that the HEI in practice changes things that do not work well.
  2. In its self-evaluation, the HEI must describe its quality systems. The HEI should demonstrate how the systems are applied, analyse the strengths and challenges of the quality assurance work, and support this analysis with documented examples.
  3. The review focuses on whether the HEIs’ quality assurance work contributes systematically and appropriately to ensuring and developing the quality of education and research.
  4. Well-functioning quality assurance systems include a well-functioning improvement cycle. By a well-functioning improvement cycle, we mean that the university works systematically to monitor and evaluate its activities and uses the results that this gives to achieve high quality in education and research.
  5. If the HEI’s quality assurance work has previously been reviewed by UKÄ, the HEI must refer to the previous review in its self-evaluation. The description should be comprehensive and give the assessment team a picture of how the quality assurance work has developed since the previous review.
  6. The HEI is welcome to give examples of how the HEI has identified and acted on deficiencies or areas in need of development through the quality system. Examples showing that the quality assurance work functions as intended help the evaluation team to understand how the work functions in practice.

Read more about the full review process on the UKÄ website (Swedish only)
Read more about the university's quality assurance work 


If you have any questions, please contact
•    Education quality assurance:  Anders Nylund
•    Research quality assurance: Olof Harbecke
•    Leader for the university's self-evaluation: Kim Bolton