Student and doctoral student representatives for review of the higher education institutions' quality assurance work

Background

The Office of the Chancellor of the University (UKÄ) will, within the framework of the national quality assurance system of higher education, in 2025 begin reviews of the quality assurance work of five higher education institutions. The reviews are carried out on the basis of Guidelines for reviews of higher education institutions' quality assurance work regarding education and research (2023).
The universities to be reviewed are:

  • Malmö University
  • Red Cross College
  • Sophiahemmet University
  • Marie Cederschiöld College
  • The School of Gymnastics and Sports
    The reviews begin when the universities submit their self-evaluations.

Dates for submission of self-assessment are:

  • 28 February 2025 for Malmö University, Red Cross College and Sophiahemmet
    College
  • 30 September 2025 for Marie Cederschiöld College and the School of Gymnastics and Sports

Decisions are made approximately eight months after the start of the reviews.

The purpose and focus of the review


Universities and colleges in Sweden are responsible for ensuring that education and research are of high quality. UKÄ's role is to ensure that the universities and colleges take their responsibility for quality. The purpose of UKÄ's review of the higher education institutions' quality assurance work is to check that the higher education institutions ensure high quality in their operations, and to contribute to the higher education institutions' quality development. The review focuses on whether the higher education institutions' quality assurance work in a systematic and effective way contributes to ensuring and developing the quality of education and research.

The overall goal of UKÄ's reviews is to contribute to the high quality of the education and research conducted at universities and colleges in Sweden. Provisions on
UKÄ's responsibility for quality assurance of the universities' and colleges' operations is found in §§ 1 and 2 of the regulation (2012:810) with instructions for the University Chancellor's Office.

The assignment as assessor

The assignment includes, among other things, meeting days in Stockholm and a site visit at the university. In addition, there are preparations for meetings and site visits, reading and assessment of written documents and work on formulating a written opinion.


A fee is paid for the assessors' work. The assignment will cover approximately 25 working days. UKÄ is responsible for costs for any travel, overnight accommodation and shared meals in connection with the assignment.

We are looking for

General skills in demand:

  • ability to take a neutral and professional approach to the evaluation object
  • ability to apply an inclusive way of working
  • ability to analyze data and express oneself well in speech and writing.

Specific skills required for student representatives:

  • completed at least half of their education
  • experience in quality assurance work, follow-up and evaluation from, for example, preparation or
    decision-making body at the university and/or student union.

Specific competences that are in demand for doctoral student representatives:

  • completed at least half of their doctoral education
  • experience in quality assurance work, follow-up and evaluation from, for example, preparation or
    decision-making body at the university and/or doctoral student body.

In addition to the specific experiences, it is meritorious that the student and doctoral student representatives have:

  • experience of being or having been a student or doctoral student representative in preparation and or
    decision-making body
  • experience working with issues of student influence
  • experience of working with creating good conditions for students' learning or
    doctoral students' learning and participation in current research environments
  • experience of working with the subject areas that are included in the assessment bases, such as
    research ethics, competence provision and competence development as well as connections between research
    and education.

Send the following information to [email protected] within 8 September 2024 to apply for the assignment:

● CV including name, year of birth, contact details and registered/completed university education

● Shorter personal motivation with background and justification as to why you are suitable for the assignment, based on our specific experiences and competencies.

The above information will be sent to UKÄ in connection with the SFS collective nomination. By submitting this information, you agree that SFS processes your data in line with SFS's personal data policy.

For questions contact [email protected]