ERIC Number: ED365201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education in Sweden. Fact Sheets on Sweden.
Swedish Inst., Stockholm.
This paper describes Swedish higher education, its place in the overall education system, enrollments, standards, graduate education, teachers, and organization. A brief history of the system focuses on reforms since the 1950s that have dramatically changed all of education in Sweden. Data on enrollment show that 35 percent of young people attend higher education within 5 years of completing secondary education. Discussion of entrance requirements describes general admission requirements and in some cases special admissions requirements particular to specific types of institutions. The organization of study in 100 general study programs established by Parliament and the grading system are explained. A section on college faculty covers three categories: (1) professors, with some teaching commitments but primarily engaged in research; (2) senior lecturers; and (3) lecturers. A section on overall organization describes governance through the National Board of Universities and Colleges which is charged with promoting compliance with the goals and guidelines defined by government, institutions of higher education as central government agencies, student financial assistance from the central government, and the role of the student union, a type of "trade union" providing representation and extensive services such as housing and health and medical services. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.