Governing documents

These are the documents from the Swedish Government and Riksdag that govern the activities of the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR).


The Instruction is decided by the Government and contains information about UHR’s overall tasks and how the authority should be run. An Instruction applies until further notice, from year to year, until a new one is decided.

To Ordinance with Instruction for the Swedish Council for Higher Education (in Swedish), Riksdagen's website

Public service agreement

In the annual public service agreement, the Government provides UHR with conditions that are the basis of its activities. It states, among other things, what UHR is to report to the Government, its tasks and how much money the authority has at its disposal.

To the Swedish Council for Higher Education’s public service agreement (in Swedish), ESV's website

Last updated: 9 September 2020