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Stakeholders and target groups

The Swedish Council for Higher Education is a public authority that reports to the Government, i.e. the Government is its principal. The authority’s tasks from the Government include working for Sweden’s higher education institutions (HEIs) and the EU.

Tasks from the Government are detailed in UHR’s official instruction document, in the annual public service agreement and in other Government decisions, so it could be said that these are also UHR’s principals.

Operations are mostly financed by commissions from HEIs (60 per cent) and government funding (25 per cent). Other major financiers are Sida and the European Commission.

UHR’s stakeholders and target groups include the following:

  • People looking for information about higher education in Sweden or who want to apply for higher education in Sweden.
  • People with a foreign qualification who want to have it recognised in Sweden.
  • Swedish HEIs.
  • Education agencies and other relevant authorities in Sweden and abroad (e.g. within the EU).
  • People who are interested in working in the EU’s institutions.
  • Pre-schools, schools, HEIs, vocational and adult education, companies, organisations and other stakeholders in the education sector who want to participate in international partnerships and exchanges.
  • People who want to take the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.
  • Careers and study guidance counsellors at schools and HEIs.

Last updated: 22 March 2016