ERIC Number: ED247798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education in Sweden. Fact Sheets on Sweden.
Swedish Inst., Stockholm.
Swedish higher education is discussed with attention to reforms, the structure of higher education, study programs, entrance requirement and admissions, postgraduate studies, economic resources, student unions, and student financial aid. Educational reform created a unified higher education system, combining institutions that had previously been administered separately. Additional reform measures include broadened student recruitment, offering evening courses and distance education, adapting educational offerings to labor market conditions, and decentralizing decisionmaking. In Sweden all institutions of higher education are central government agencies. A new feature of Swedish higher education administration is the six regional boards. Undergraduate education is organized into program committees, while postgraduate education and research are organized into faculties. Student financial aid consists of nonrepayable grants plus larger repayable loans. General and local study programs and grading practices are addressed in the fact sheet, along with general and special admissions requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Higher education budgeting and duties of teachers are also briefly discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Faculty, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Graduate Study, Higher Education, School Organization, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Study
Swedish Institute, Box 7434, S-103 91 Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.
Note: Document contains small print.