The Higher Education Act (1992:1434)

Original Language Title: Högskolelag (1992:1434)

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Chapter 1. Introductory provisions



section 1 of this Act is given provisions for universities and colleges

under State ownership.



What's in the future about high schools is both

universities and colleges, unless otherwise specified.

Law (2012:910).



section 2 of the State as principal organizing colleges for



1. education based on academic or artistic

basis and on proven experience, and



2. research and artistic research and

development work.



In high schools ' task, it should be included to collaborate with the

surrounding community and inform about their activities as well as

work to ensure that the research results from the University

will be useful.



What's in the future about research related also to

artistic research, unless otherwise specified.

Team (2013:119).



paragraph 3 of the Activities shall be carried out so that there is a close connection

between research and education.



3 a of the high schools, scientific credibility

and good research practice shall be safeguarded. Act (2000:1370).



section 4 of the business shall be balanced so that a high level of quality achieved in

education and research.



The available resources must be used effectively to

keep a high quality in the business.



Quality work is a common concern for high school

staff and students. Team (2013:119).



4 a of the students shall have the right to exert influence over

education at high schools.



High schools should encourage students to take an active part in

efforts to further develop the training. Act (2000:260).



paragraph 5 of the High schools in its activities to promote sustainable

development as a means to present and future generations

ensuring a healthy and good environmental, economic and social

welfare and justice.



In high schools, gender equality

men always are respected and promoted.



High schools should proceed in its activities to promote the understanding of

other countries and international conditions.



The universities shall also actively promote and broaden recruitment

to the high school. Act (2005:1208).



5 (a) repealed by laws (2010:701).



section 6 Of the research, the General principles apply to



1. research problems may be freely chosen,



2. research methods are free to develop and



3. research results may be freely published.



section 7 of the training shall be given on the



-first level,



-advanced level, and



-the doctoral level.

Law (2006:173).



section 8 Education at undergraduate level to essentially build on the

skills that students get on national programmes in

the upper secondary school or equivalent knowledge. The Government may

However, decide on derogations as regards artistic

training.



Basic level education to develop students '



– ability to make independent and critical assessments,



– the ability to identify, formulate and solve

problems, and



– deal with changes in the workplace.



In the field of study refers to the students,

In addition to knowledge and skills, develop the ability to



-searching and evaluating knowledge on a scientific level,



– follow the developments, and



– Exchange information to non-specialized knowledge

within the area. Law (2009:1037).



§ 9 second level education must essentially build on the

students gain skills in undergraduate education

or equivalent knowledge.



Second level education shall involve the deepening of

knowledge, skills and abilities in relation to

education at the undergraduate level and shall, in addition to those of

education at the undergraduate level,



-further develop the students ' ability to independently

integrate and use skills,



-develop the students ' ability to deal with complex

phenomena, issues and situations, and



-develop the students ' potential for professional activities as

demands for independence or for research and

development work. Law (2006:173).



9 a of the doctoral education must essentially build on the

students gain skills in basic level education and

advanced level or equivalent.



Doctoral education shall, in addition to those of

education at the basic level and advanced level, develop the

knowledge and skills needed to independently

be able to conduct research. Law (2006:173).



10 repealed by law (2012:910).



10 a of the Exams must be taken at the first level, second level

or postgraduate level. Government Announces rules on the

exams may be taken and the level at which they are to be taken.

Law (2006:173).



section 11 Degrees at the doctoral level may be issued at the universities.



A University may not issue degrees at the doctoral level



1. If for such degrees, a permit is required to issue

a degree and the University does not have permission, or



2. in the case of a decision under section 14, second paragraph, that a

Some exams may not be issued, apply to the University.



The Government may provide that authorisation

for the University to award degrees at the doctoral level. If such

regulations have been announced, the authority that decides

the Government decides on the licensing. Law (2012:490).



11 (a) repealed by law (2009:764).



section 12 of the authority that the Government decides on

authority to issue qualifications



1. doctoral education for high schools, not universities, and



2. on first level and second level for universities and

high schools.



Government Announces rules about which exams that may

issued at the Swedish University of agricultural sciences and at the

The Swedish National Defence College. Law (2012:490).



section 13 a permit to issue degrees may be provided only if



1. the training meets the requirements of this chapter are set

on the education and the specific requirements contained in the regulation,

and



2. in a nationwide perspective, there is a General

interest in diplomas may be issued. Law (2009:764).



section 14 if the requirements of section 13 1 are not met for a certain degree

as a university or College is authorized to

issue or as a University may issue under section 11

the first subparagraph shall be the authority which Government determines

call on the University or college that within certain time

remedy the deficiencies.



There are deficiencies in whole or substantial part, then the remaining time

for the invitation has expired, the authority that the Government

determines the order that the University or college does not

longer may issue to such a degree that the shortcomings relate.



Although a decision referred to in the second subparagraph to a certain degree

no longer may be issued has been taken, the University or

high school issue degree for those students who have started their

education at the University or college before

the decision. However, this applies only if the training involves a

program, a course or a part of a doctoral education

that can lead to such a degree that decision.

Law (2012:490).



section 15 of the authority that the Government may decide to

a decision under paragraph no longer apply in

question about exams that a University before the decision had the right

to issue, in accordance with paragraph 11.



A decision as referred to in the first subparagraph may be taken only if the requirements of

the training referred to in section 13 (1) are met. Law (2012:490).



section 16 of the matters referred to in paragraph shall be settled by

the Government, if they relate to the Swedish University of agricultural sciences or

The Swedish National Defence College. The Government must also take into account if

in a nationwide perspective, there is a general interest

of the exams may be issued at the agricultural University or

The Swedish National Defence College. Law (2009:764).



section 17, a high school as set out in the annex to this law may

issue a joint degree with



1. another high school,



2. an individual training providers who are authorised to

issuing degrees under the Act (1993:792) for permission to

issue certain degrees, or



3. a foreign higher education institution that is not a natural person.



With joint degree means exams that may be issued by the

universities that together has organised a training course that can

lead to these exams. The training shall be organised in

an educational collaboration between such institutions referred to in

the first paragraph.



Government Announces additional rules on the common

exams. Law (2009:695).



18 § a high school referred to in section 17 may, within the framework of a

educational cooperation referred to in the second subparagraph the same clause

decide to entrust management tasks relating

admission to and accreditation of education to 1. a

other high school,



2. an individual training providers who are authorised to

issuing degrees under the Act (1993:792) for permission to

issue certain degrees, or



3. a foreign higher education institution that is not a natural person.



The administrative functions transferred may only mean that



1. a student who has been admitted to a part of the training

by another higher education institution, which organizes the majority of

education shall be deemed to be a student who is adopted by

high school when he or she carries out studies, and



2. a part of the training as a student has gone through

successful at another institution of higher education shall

credited to him or her for education at high school

no special examination. Law (2009:695).



Chapter 2. The State schools ' organization



section 1 of the Swedish Parliament decides what state colleges to appear.



section 2 of the Board for a college but College has over all

Affairs and responds to its tasks.




section 3 of the management of the business immediately below the Board of Directors shall each

high school have a principal.



section 4 of the Government appoints the Chairperson of the University's Board of Directors.

The President shall be a member of the Board of Directors. Teachers and students at

the University has the right to be represented on the Board.

Provisions as to who appoints such representatives are in

Regulation. The Government appoints the other members of the Board.



Representatives of the employees has the presence and the right at

Board meetings. Law (2007:141).



section 5 high school decides on its internal organisation in addition to

the Board and the principal, unless otherwise is stipulated. When

the University decides if their organization to sections 6 and 7 apply.

Law (2010:701).



5 a of the New designation section 5 of law (2009:764).



paragraph 6 of the Decision to be taken by persons with scientific or

artistic skills, if decisions requires an assessment of the



1. organizing, implementing or quality

training, or



2. Organization of or quality of research.



If the assessment referred to in the first subparagraph shall be made by a

Group of people, the majority of people in the group have

scientific or artistic skills. The Board may, however,

decide that such a majority is not needed if there are

special reasons. Team (2013:119).



section 7 of the students have the right to be represented when decisions

taken or preparation takes place which is significant for education

or the students ' situation. Law (2010:701).



section 8 Government or authority the Government determines

Announces rules on who appoints representatives to

the students. In these regulations, the Government may entrust to

individuals or associations to designate

the officials. Law (2010:701).



§ 9 the Government announces special provisions on

the composition of the Board of Directors at the Swedish University of agricultural sciences

and at the National Defence College and on a Board for research and

education at the Swedish National Defence College. Law (2010:701).



Chapter 3. Professors and other teachers



1 § in a teacher's duties may include having the care of

education or research and administrative work. To

a teacher's duties include also follow developments in

its own subject area and the development of society in General that

are relevant to the teacher's work at the University.

Team (2013:119).



section 2 of the education and research professors shall be

and lecturers employed as a teacher at high schools.



Employment as a professor is the main employment as

teacher.



Government Announces rules about the eligibility requirements and

assessment criteria to be applied when employing professors

and lecturers. Law (2010:701).



section 3 of A professor to be appointed for an indeterminate period without

time limit, unless anything else follows from other

paragraph.



A professor may be engaged for a fixed period, if it is

If



1. artistic activities,



2. co-opting lecturers to a high school by someone who has their

main activities outside the College System (adjunct

Professor), or



3. employment as a guest teacher by a person who meets the

the eligibility requirements for the professor (visiting professor).

Law (2010:701).



4 repealed by Act (1997:1330).



section 5 was repealed by law (2010:701).



section 6, If not something subject to the regulations announced

of the Government, determines each College which categories

of teachers in addition to professor and lecturer to be employed there;

and if the qualification requirements and assessment criteria to be

apply when employing such teachers. Act (1997:797).



paragraph 7 of A teacher at a high school, in addition to its employment

as a teacher to have employment or assignment or activity

relating to research or development work in the employment

subject area, if the teacher thus does not harm the public

confidence in high school. Such a sideline shall be kept clear

separate from the teacher's work in the context of employment.



In the case of ancillary activities in other provisions of the Act

(1994:260) on public employment. Act (1997:797).



section 8 of the Government or the authority that the Government may

provide for a post as a teacher at a

high school must be associated with a position as

a specialist trained doctors or dentists, or with another

employment than that doctors at such a unit that is

granted for medical education and research. A joint

employment may be held only by those who fulfil the

the eligibility requirements for both jobs.



The arrangements relating to the employment of teachers shall apply

also for the employment that will be associated with

läraranställningen.



Before anyone is hired as a teacher, medical huvudmannen is given

opportunity to comment on the case, if the employment contract shall be

associated with an employment at a unit.

Act (1997:797).



Chapter 4. Students



Article 1, as far as it can be made with respect to quality requirement in Chapter 1. 4 §

the first subparagraph shall high schools students receive applicants

meet the eligibility requirements for the studies.



2 § subject to regulations issued by

Government or authority the Government, determines

the College organizes an education which

eligibility conditions for admission to

the training. Law (2012:910).



section 3, not all qualified applicants to the training received,

selection from among the applicants shall be made. Government or authority

that the Government may provide for selection.

Law (1996:555).



section 4 of the education will be provided free of charge for students who are

citizens in



1. a State which is covered by the agreement on the European economic

area, or



2. Switzerland.



A fee paid to a student to participate in

education at the undergraduate level or advanced level within the framework of the

an agreement on educational cooperation between a college and a

foreign educational institutions are not covered by the first subparagraph, if the

fee



1. don't go to high school, and



2. do not relate to the part of the training organized by the

high school.



The Government or the authority, as the Government determines

Announces rules on fees for the Bachelor

and advanced level for students who are not nationals of the

States referred to in the first subparagraph. Law (2014:1579).



4 a of the Government announces that a college does not

may accept an applicant is liable to study but do not have

paid tuition fees. Law (2010:298).



4 b of the Government Announces rules on suspension of

study fee required students who have started their education

but do not pay the fee. Law (2010:298).



§ 5 the Government may provide for temporary suspension of

students.



section 6 of the Government may provide that a student until further notice

shall be separated from education in cases where the student



1. suffering from mental disorder,



2. abusing alcohol or drugs, or



3. has been guilty of serious crime.



As an additional condition for a separation, the, to

as a result of any such relationship referred to in the first subparagraph 1--3,

exists a real risk that the student may come to harm

other person or valuable property during training.



section 7 A of the University Joint Committee shall examine questions about separation.

The Chairperson of the Board shall be a lawyer and have experience as a judge.



The Board's decision in separation issues may be appealed to the General

Administrative Court of the student and the University.



Leave to appeal is required for an appeal to the administrative court.



A decision on expulsion shall, if the person has been separated,

be reviewed after two years. Law (1996:555).



section 8 a College shall, on application, may decide that an association

of students at the school, the student status for

a certain amount of time, if the Association complies with the requirements

in paragraphs 9 to 14. Law (2009:766).



§ 9 a Student Union should have as its main objective to monitor the

and participate in the development of training and

the prerequisites for study at the University. Law (2009:766).



§ 10 scope of a students ' Union may not cover more

than a high school and will coincide with at least a

organizational or geographical defined part of high school.

Law (2009:766).



11 § a Student Union should be democratically organized and able to

represent students within the Department's sphere of activity.

Law (2009:766).



section 12 All students within a membership area of activity shall

have the right to be members of the Corps, if they meet the requirements

required for membership in such association referred to

in section 8.



The student who is a member of the student body shall have the right to vote in

elections to the highest decision-making body of the Student Union.

Law (2009:766).



section 13 For an association referred to in section 8 shall be

Bylaws and a Board of Directors. The statutes shall be adopted by the

the Association's members.



The statutes shall specify:



1. the Association's purpose and scope,



2. which is the highest decision-making body and how it

appointed,



3. the decisions taken by the highest decision-making body and of

the Board is taken and given to know,



4. how the entry into and exit from the amalgamation takes place,



5. how to discharge the Board of Directors is granted,



6. how the statutes should be amended, and



7. how the Association is dissolved.

Law (2009:766).



section 14 of The students ' Union shall keep a register of its members.



The student shall submit annually to the University report their

business and how many students who are members.



At the request of the University to the student to provide


high school their Member Directory. Law (2009:766).



section 15 of the Position as a nation has such a nation at Uppsala

University or Lund University



1. which students were required to belong according to the

regulations which were in force immediately before 1 July 2010 and

which then engaged in study, social activities,



2. which is mainly through the study of social

activities to support the students who belong to the nation and

further their studies, and



3. who assists students with student social activities.

Law (2009:766).



Chapter 5. Special rules



§ 1 for the examination of appeals against certain decisions of the higher education sector

area responsible a particular appeal.



The Board's decision on an appeal there should not

subject to appeal.



section 2 of the New designation 2 kap. 8 § by law (2010:701).



3 repealed by law (1996:298).



4 repealed by law (2012:910).



section 5 was repealed by law (2012:910).



section 6 of the Government or the authority that the Government may announce

additional regulations on the high school.



7 repealed by law (2010:701).



Annex



This annex sets out the colleges that according to Chapter 1. section 17 may

issue a joint degree.



Uppsala University



Lund University



University of Gothenburg, Sweden



Stockholm University



Umeå University, Sweden



Linköping University



Karolinska institutet (University)



Kungl. Tekniska högskolan (universities)



Luleå University of technology



KARLSTAD University



Linnaeus University



Örebro University



Mid Sweden University



Swedish University of agricultural sciences



Blekinge Institute of technology



National Defence College



Gymnastik-och idrottshögskolan



The University of Borås



Högskolan Dalarna



University of Gävle



Högskolan i Halmstad



Högskolan Kristianstad



University of Skövde



University West



Arts, crafts and design



Kungl. The school of fine arts



Kungl. The Royal College of music in Stockholm



Malmö University



Mälardalen University



Stockholm University of the arts



Södertörn University College

Team (2013:1117).



Transitional provisions



1995:96



This law shall enter into force on 1 april 1995. Decision given

before the entry into force in accordance with the provisions of the older appeal.



1995:817



1. this law shall enter into force on 1 July 1995.



2. The regulations on the high schools, with the exception of

Swedish University of agricultural sciences, a certain degree may be taken as

the Government has announced before the entry into force and entering into

force no later than 1 July 1995 shall continue to apply until

the authority that the Government decides on something

other things. Law (2012:490).



1996:298



This law shall enter into force on 1 July 1996. Compensation under the

repealed Regulation in Chapter 5. paragraph 3 shall not be paid in respect of the

the period after 31 december 1995. The new wording of Chapter 5. 4 §

the second subparagraph shall apply to remuneration in respect of the period after 31

December 1995.



1996:555



This law shall enter into force on 1 July 1996. The older version of the 4

Cape. section 7 applies to decisions issued by the Board before

the entry into force.



1997:797



1. This law shall enter into force in respect of Chapter 2. 4 § 1 January

1998 and 1 January 1999.



2. A case of right to issue degrees in

postgraduate education, higher education has not been settled at the

the end of december 1998, shall be dealt with as an application for

decision of higher education according to the new provision in Chapter 2. § 5.



3. Has any proceedings relating to the employment of a person

as a lecturer has begun but not completed before 1 January

in 1999, the older provisions on eligibility requirements and

criteria in Chapter 3. § 5 applicable.



1997:1330



Older provisions shall, however, apply in respect of the prior

on 1 January 1999, has gained a position as professor without

a time-limit.



2006:173



1. this law shall enter into force on 1 January 2007, except in the case of

Chapter 1. section 12, Chapter 2. 5, 5A and 7 sections and Chapter 4. section 2 which will take

into force on 1 July 2007.



2. The new provisions in Chapter 1. 7-9 a and 10 a-11 a § § shall

apply in respect of education that begins after the end of

June 2007 or degrees issued thereafter.



3. The Government may provide for the extent to which

training must be completed and graduating under earlier

provisions.



4. The decision on the authorisation to issue degrees, Government

or any other authority with the support of the elderly

rules still apply.



2009:695



This law shall enter into force on 1 January 2010 and applied in

education that begins after the end of June 2010.



2009:764



1. This law shall enter into force on January 1, 2010.



2. The Government may provide for in the

extent to which other universities than University may issue

degrees at postgraduate level according to the older provisions.



2009:1037



This law shall enter into force on July 1, 2011. Older provisions

still apply for training have commenced before

the entry into force.



2012:910



This law shall enter into force in respect of the annex on 1 July 2013

and in General on 1 February 2013.

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