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Ordinance for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (1993:221)

This version contains amendments up to and including the Act on Amendment of the Ordinance for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2018:1505).

Department/Agency: Ministry for Rural Affairs, Sweden
Issued: 17 April 1993

The translation is not an official translation.

 

Chapter 1 Introductory provisions  

Section 1

This ordinance contains the provisions that in accordance with the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) apply to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.  In other respects the provisions of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) referred to specifically in this ordinance are to apply. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Section 1a

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences undertakes research and offers third, second and first-cycle courses and programmes in agriculture and horticulture, landscape planning, food production, environmental protection, forestry and timber processing, fish and water use as well as veterinary medicine and animal management. In addition the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences carries out environmental monitoring and assessment. Ordinance (2011:924).

Section 1b

The regulations laid down in the Chapter 1 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Section 1c / New designation Section 5 by virtue of ordinance 2012:29

Section 2

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shall identify and analyse the risks of new scientific findings and techniques being used for antagonistic purposes against agricultural and foodstuff production.

This task is to be undertaken after consultation with the public authorities concerned. Ordinance (2012:29)

Section 3

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shall be the national body as laid down in Article IV of the Convention signed in Rome on 19 November 1959 placing the International Poplar Commission within the framework of the FAO (SÖ 1992:85).

As a body of this kind the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shall

  1. monitor international work undertaken pursuant to the convention, and
  2. coordinate national undertakings within the framework of the convention. Ordinance (2012:29)

Section 4

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences must perform risk assessments of plant pests. This task primarily includes assisting the Swedish Board of Agriculture in the work to combat and prevent the spread of plant pests.
Ordinance (2016:410). 

Section 4a /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 4b /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Internal audits

Section 5

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shall apply the Internal Audit Ordinance (2006:1228). Ordinance (2012:29).

Section 5a /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Administration of fixed property and other assets

Section 6

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences administers the university's fixed property and other assets. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Export of services

Section 6a

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may undertake the export of services within its area of operation that is compatible with its mandate in other respects. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Fees

Section 7

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may charge fees for veterinary care, commissioned research, evaluation of the cultivability and utility of plants, as well as for other operations that are compatible with the university's mandate. Ordinance (2010:593).

Section 8 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 8a /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 8b /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 9 /Ceased to apply a by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 10 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 11 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 12 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

 

Chapter 2

The board of governors, vice-chancellor and organisation in other respects

Section 1     

The provisions laid down in Chapter 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) with regard to the board, vice-chancellor and organisation in other respects apply to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences with the exception of Sections 7a and 16. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Composition of the board of governors

Section 2

Teachers and other researchers are entitled to appoint three members of the board of governors. If, pursuant to paragraph two of Section 1 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), the government decides that the board of governors will have a chair and ten other members, the teachers and researchers may appoint two members of the board of governors. The representatives of the teachers and other researchers shall be appointed by election within the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The university may issue more specific regulations about the election procedure.

The students are entitled to be represented by three members of the board of governors. If, pursuant to paragraph two of Section 1 of the Higher Education Ordinance, the government decides that the board of governors will have a chair and ten other members, the students may appoint two members of the board of governors.

The chair and the other members of the board of governors who, pursuant to Section 4 of Chapter 2 of the Higher Education Act (1992:1434), must be appointed by the Government, are to be appointed after a proposal pursuant to Section 7b of Chapter 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The proposal must be preceded by internal and external consultation by the university and refer to people with expertise and experience in activities of importance to the university’s assignments in education, research, environmental assessment and third stream activities. An even gender distribution among the members must be observed in this proposal.

The staff representatives who, pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 4 of Chapter 2 of the Higher Education Act (1992:1434), are entitled to be present and make representations at meetings of the board of governors are to be appointed according to the provisions of the Staff Representatives Ordinance (1987:1101).
Ordinance (2018:1132). 

Library

Section 3

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shall have a research library to be shared by the university and the National Veterinary Institute.

The library shall make works from its own collections available to other higher education libraries without charge. Ordinance (2010:1115). 

 

Chapter 3 /Ceases to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

 

Chapter 4 Appointments at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Section 1

Chapters 4 and 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to employment as a teacher, doctoral student or teaching assistant at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 

Decisions to appoint staff may be made in so far as funding is available. Ordinance (2017:285).

Section 2 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 3 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 4 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 5 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 6 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 1994:1109/ 

Section 7

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may otherwise employ the staff required for
which funding is available. Ordinance (1998:1020).

Section 7a /Ceases to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 8   /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2013:324/

Section 9   /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2013:324/

 

Chapter 5 First, second and third-cycle courses and study programmes 

Section 1

The only qualifications that may be awarded by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for first, second and third-cycle courses and study programmes are those listed in the annex to this ordinance. This annex also lays down in which cycle a specific qualification shall be awarded and the requirements to be fulfilled for a specific qualification (qualification descriptor). The annex also contains provisions on the titles of the qualifications and their translations. Ordinance (2006:1405).

Section 1a

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may take part in educational cooperation as laid down in the second paragraph of Section 17 of Chapter 1 of the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) only if this cooperation is based on a written agreement. Agreements of this kind may be reached with

  1. a university or higher education institution subject to the Higher Education Act
  2. an independent course provider entitled to award a qualification pursuant to the Act Concerning Authority to Award Certain Qualifications (1993:792), or
  3. a higher education institution outside Sweden that is not a physical individual. Ordinance (2009:1070).

Section 2

/Ceases to apply 1 January 2022/ In other respects the provisions of Sections 1—3, 6—9, the first and third paragraphs of Section 10 and Sections 11, 11b-24 of Chapter 6 as well as Sections 1-8, 11-28 and 30-33 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to first and second-cycle courses and study programmes at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Ordinance (2010:1115).

/Enters into effect 1 January 2022/ In other respects the provisions of Sections 1—3, 6—9, the first and third paragraphs of Section 10 and Sections 11, 11b-24 of Chapter 6 as well as Sections 1-6, 12-28 and 30-33 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to first and second-cycle courses and study programmes at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Section 2a

The specific entry requirements imposed shall be totally essential for a student to be able to benefit from the course or study programme. These requirements may comprise

  1. knowledge from one or more courses in an upper-secondary school programme or the corresponding knowledge, and
  2. other conditions pursuant to item 2 in the first paragraph of Section 2d. 

 

A person who by virtue of education in Sweden or abroad, practical experience or some other circumstance has the potential to benefit from the course or study programme also meets the specific entry requirements. Ordinance (2018:1505).

Section 2b

The Swedish Council for Higher Education may issue regulations concerning the specific entry requirements pursuant to item 1 of the first paragraph of Section 2 a that will apply to a study programme intended for new entrants to higher education and which leads to a professional qualification as stated in the Annex to this ordinance.
Ordinance (2018:1505).

Section 2c

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may, insofar as specific entry requirements are imposed, issue regulations on what requirements pursuant to item 1 of the first paragraph of Section 2 a will apply for other course and study programmes than those referred to in Section 2 b. 

The Swedish Council for Higher Education may issue regulations concerning the upper-secondary school courses to which the requirements pursuant to the first paragraph may refer. Ordinance (2018:1505).

Section 2d

If special grounds exist, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may, for admission to a specific course or study programme, issue regulations on

  1. requirements for knowledge from other courses in upper-secondary school or the corresponding knowledge other than that laid down in Section 2 b or the second paragraph of Section 2 c, or
  2. requirements for other conditions than knowledge from one or more courses in upper-secondary school or the corresponding knowledge if this is demanded by the course or study programme or is of significance for the profession for which the course or study programme is preparatory. 

 

Before the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences issues regulations pursuant to the first paragraph, the Swedish Council for Higher Education must have the opportunity to remark on the university’s proposal.
Ordinance (2018:1505). 

Section 2e

Assessment may be made on the basis of tests other than the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test only in the case of programmes that offer preparation for professional or vocational fields in which specific personal qualities or expertise are required.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may decide on permission to use tests and on the conditions that shall apply to this use. The university may decide on exemptions from the first paragraph of Section 13 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100). Ordinance (2007:720).

Section 3

In other respects the provisions of Sections 1—3, 6—9, the first and third paragraphs of Section 10, 11, 11b—f  and 25—36  of Chapter 6 as well as Sections 39-41 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to third-cycle courses and study programmes at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Section 3a

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may also appoint someone who does not hold a teaching post to act as examiner in first, second and third-cycle courses and study programmes. Ordinance (2009:868).

Section 4     

Disciplinary measures may be invoked against students admitted to or pursuing higher education studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 10 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100). Ordinance (1998:1020).

 

Chapter 5a Open web-based learning

Section 1

This chapter contains provisions on open web-based learning. Such education is not courses or study programmes at the first, second or third cycles pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 5. Ordinance (2018: 1331).

Section 2  

Open web-based learning refers to education which is offered via the internet and is open to everyone, with no entry requirements. 

Open web-based learning may be provided if it links to and promotes higher education in the first, second or third cycle for which the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has degree-awarding powers, or if it links to and promotes research conducted at the university. Ordinance (2018:1331).

Section 3  

Other provisions on education, students and doctoral students in this ordinance or in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) do not apply to open web-based learning.

References to this ordinance in other ordinances only include the provisions in this chapter if this is specifically stated. Ordinance (2018:1331).

Section 4  

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may arrange tests for participants and grade completed courses in open web-based learning or parts of such courses. 

The university may issue regulations on tests and grades. Ordinance (2018:1331).

Section 5  

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may issue course certificates to participants who complete courses.

The university may issue regulations about course certificates. Ordinance (2018:1331).

Section 6  

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may issue additional regulations about open web-based learning. Ordinance (2018:1331).

 

Chapter 6 Appeals

Section 1

The provisions laid down in Chapter 12 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to appeal against decisions made by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Section 2 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance (2010:1115)/

Section 2a /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance (2010:1115)/

Section 3 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance (2010:1115)/

Transitional provisions  

Ordinance 1993:221

1. This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 July 1993, unless otherwise provided in the second paragraph.

3. If an act or statute issued by the Government refers to a provision that has been replaced by a provision in this ordinance, the new provision shall apply instead.

4. Matters at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences that have not been determined by the end of June 1993 shall be dealt with pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance, unless otherwise specifically provided. If required, the board of governors shall issue further regulations concerning the management of such matters.

8. Those who have commenced courses in degree programmes before 1 July 1993 shall be given an opportunity to complete them pursuant to the earlier provisions. This opportunity shall, however, continue only until 30 September 2000. Ordinance (1999:990).

9. Those who have commenced courses and study programmes before 1 July 1993 shall, even when these do not form part of degree programmes, also be entitled to the award of qualifications pursuant to the earlier provisions until 30 September 2000. Ordinance (1999:990).

10. Those who have been admitted to courses and study programmes before 1 July 1993 and been granted deferment shall be considered to have been admitted to corresponding courses and study programmes pursuant to the new provisions.

13. Earlier provisions shall continue to apply to appeals against decisions or recommendations issued before 1 July 1993. This does not apply to decisions or recommendations announced or made according to the new provisions.

Ordinance 1995:226

This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 April 1995. Appeal against decisions issued before it enters into effect shall comply with earlier provisions.

Ordinance 1997:39

1. This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 March 1997

3. Applicants meeting general entry requirements pursuant to provisions in force before 1 July 1993 shall be considered to meet general entry requirements until the end of 1999.

4. Those who have completed a national or a specifically designed upper-secondary school programme and whose grades have been entered into their school-leaving certificates pursuant to the provisions prior to 1 July 1994 or have completed a corresponding programme and have corresponding grades from adult upper-secondary education shall be considered to fulfil the general entry requirements. This also applies to those who have completed a corresponding programme and have the corresponding grades from adult upper-secondary education. This also applies to those with school-leaving certificates from a four, three or two-year upper-secondary school programme or corresponding grades from state or municipal adult education provided that the applicant fulfils the general entry requirements pursuant to the regulations in effect before 1 July 1993. This also applies to those awarded certificates before 1 July 1998 by a folk high school testifying to general eligibility for higher education studies.

Ordinance 1998:1020

Sections 4a, 5a and 10 of Chapter 1 shall enter into force on 1 September 1998; Sections 3 and 4 of Chapter 6 on 1 October 1998; and the remainder of the ordinance on 1 January 1999. If a decision not to grant an exemption from the entry requirements for admission to undergraduate level higher education has been announced before 1 November 1998 the wording of Section 2 of Chapter 6 before that date is to apply to entitlement to appeal. Ordinance (1998:1274).

Ordinance 1998:1273

This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 November 1998. Earlier provisions apply to the right to appeal against decisions issued before it enters into effect.

Ordinance 1999:990

  1. This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 January 2000.
  2. Earlier provisions apply to the right to appeal against decisions issued before it enters into effect.
  3. Those who fulfilled the requirements for the award of a general qualification in equine studies prior to 1 January 2000 will be awarded a University Diploma in Equine Studies.

Ordinance 2001:587

  1. This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 August 2001.
  2. Those who commenced a programme in horticulture prior to 31 December 2000 are entitled to a qualification pursuant to the earlier provisions up until 30 September 2008.
  3. Those who commenced a programme in landscape engineering prior to 31 December 2000 are entitled to a qualification pursuant to the earlier provisions up until 31 January 2005.Ordinance (2002:1115).

Ordinance 2002:83

  1. This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 April 2002.
  2. Earlier provisions apply to the right to appeal against a decision issued before 1 April 2002.

Ordinance 2006:1405

  1. Section 3 of Chapter 2 enters into effect on 2 January 2007 and the remainder of the ordinance on 1 January 2007. Sections 2 and 3 of Chapter 5 and the regulations in the annex shall however apply for the first time to admissions to courses and study programmes beginning after the end of June 2007 or appointment to doctoral studentships thereafter and also, unless otherwise provided in 3 and 4 below, with regard to courses and study programmes that continue after the end of June 2007 or qualifications awarded after that date.
  2. Earlier provisions shall apply to admission to courses and programmes that begin before 1 July 2007 and the employment of doctoral students before that date, and also to courses and study programmes undertaken prior to 1 July 2007 or qualifications awarded before that date.
  3. The earlier provisions are to apply with regard to courses or corresponding elements in doctoral programmes that begin before 1 July 2007 and continue after that date.
  4. The earlier provisions are to apply to qualifications awarded after the end of June 2007, if all studies for the award of the qualification were completed in their entirety before that date.
  5. Those who have started a course or study programme leading to a qualification pursuant to the earlier provisions in the Annex before 1 July 2007 and those admitted to such a programme before that date but allowed to defer the programme until after that date are entitled to complete their studies and obtain a qualification pursuant to the earlier provisions, though not later than until the end of June 2015.
  6. One credit awarded prior to 1 July 2007 to indicate the extent of undergraduate or graduate studies is the equivalent of one and a half credits pursuant to the new provisions.
  7. The extent of a qualification that pursuant to items 4 & 5 may be awarded before the end of June 2007 as laid down in the Annex shall be indicated in credits according to the earlier provisions. The diploma issued for a qualification referred to in item 5 shall also to indicate the corresponding extent of the qualification in higher education credits according to the new provisions.
  8. The expression 'third-cycle courses and study programmes' in the new provisions corresponds to what are termed in earlier provisions 'postgraduate courses and study programmes'.
  9. If previous studies or a first-cycle qualification are required for the award of a second-cycle qualification pursuant to the new provisions, those who have corresponding studies or a corresponding qualification from undergraduate programmes will also fulfil the requirements for the qualification.
  10. If a specific number of credits or a qualification from previous first or second-cycle courses and study programmes are required for admission to second or third-cycle courses and study programmes, those with corresponding credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes will also be eligible.
  11. Those who meet the general entry requirements for doctoral programmes before 1 July 2007 will also be considered to meet the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes after that date, however, until no later than the end of June 2015.
  12. Those admitted to undergraduate courses and study programmes who have been allowed to defer commencement of their studies until after 1 July 2007 will be considered to have been admitted to corresponding courses and study programmes pursuant to the new provisions. However, this does not apply if the student admitted has opted to make use of her or his rights pursuant to item 5.
  13. It follows from item 4 of the transitional provisions in the Act (2006:173) on Amendment of the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) that decisions on entitlement to award qualifications made by the Government or the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education pursuant to earlier provisions continue to apply.
  14. The earlier provisions in Section 2 of Chapter 12 continue to apply with regard to appeals against decisions that have been issued pursuant to earlier provisions.

Ordinance 2007:632

  1. This provisions in this ordinance concerning Section 2c of Chapter 5 enter into effect on 15 October 2007 and in other respects on 1 January 2010 (2009:1071).
  2. The provisions in Section 2 of Chapter 5 referring to Sections 11b—11f of Chapter 6 the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to courses and programmes starting after the end of June 2010. Ordinance (2009:1071).

Ordinance 2009:1070

  1. This ordinance enters into effect on 1 January 2010.
  2. The provisions in Section 1a of Chapter 5 and Section 3 of Chapter 5 referring to Sections 11b—11f of Chapter 6 the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to courses and programmes starting after the end of June 2010.

Ordinance 2010:1115

  1. This ordinance enters into effect on 1 January 2011.
  2. The earlier provisions in Sections 2, 3 and 9 of Chapter 4 concerning those with posts as associate professors of agriculture, associate professors of horticulture or associate professors of veterinary medicine apply for as long as these appointments are held.
  3. If a procedure leading to the appointment of an associate professor of agriculture, associate professor of horticulture or associate professor of veterinary medicine has begun but not been concluded before 1 January 2011, the earlier provisions in Sections 1—3, the first and third paragraph of Section 4 and Section 5 of Chapter 4 shall apply. In applying the earlier provisions the tasks incumbent on the faculty board or corresponding body are to be dealt with by a group of individuals nominated by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
  4. The earlier provisions in Section 7a of Chapter 4 apply to cases of promotion submitted to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences but not completed prior to 1 January 2011.
  5. The earlier provisions in Chapter 6 continue to apply to decisions made subject to earlier provisions.

Ordinance 2017:285

  1. This ordinance comes into effect on 1 July 2017.
  2. Older provisions remain in effect for doctoral students with doctoral grants provided before 30 June 2022.

Ordinance 2017:914

  1. This ordinance comes into effect on 1 December 2017.
  2. This ordinance is first applied to the issue of courses and study programmes that are conducted and qualifications that are awarded after the end of December 2017.
  3. Older provisions are still applicable to courses and study programmes in veterinary nursing that are conducted and to Higher Education Diplomas in Veterinary Nursing that are awarded prior to 1 January 2018.
  4. Despite item 2, the older provisions shall also be applied to Higher Education Diplomas in Veterinary Nursing awarded after the end of December 2017 if the programme covered by the degree certificate in its entirety has been completed before this date.
  5. Persons who have started a programme leading to a Higher Education Diplomas in Veterinary Nursing before 1 January 2018 pursuant to the older provisions and persons who have previously been admitted to such a programme but have received a respite for commencing the programme, are entitled to complete the programme and receive a qualification according to the older provisions, however this is only applicable until the end of December 2021.

Ordinance 2018:1132

  1. This ordinance comes into effect on 1 September 2018.
  2. The ordinance is first applicable when the members of the board of governors are to be appointed for the period after 1 May 2020.

Ordinance 2018:1505

  1. Section 2 of Chapter 5 of this ordinance comes into effect on 1 January 2022 and other provisions on 1 January 2019.
  2. When the Swedish Council for Higher Education or the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences issues regulations pursuant to the new Sections 2 b - 2 d of Chapter 5, they must prescribe that the provisions will first be applied to admissions to courses and study programmes that start after the end of May 2022.
  3. The provisions in the Sections 2 and 2 a of Chapter 5 in their new wording must be first applied to admissions to courses and study programmes that start after the end of May 2022.
  4. The provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 5 in their new wording, as regards reference to Section 21 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100), must first be applied to tests conducted in the spring of 2022.
  5. Older provisions remain in effect with reference to admissions to courses and study programmes that start before 1 June 2022.

 

Annex (List of qualifications)

 

Last updated: 6 March 2020