Sweden: Strictness

Sweden laid the foundations for a central evaluation system in 1993. Every three years since, each institute has had to assess its educational work and formulate plans to improve quality. Evaluation criteria are regarded as particularly strict and cover all factors that contribute to the educational process: students, lecturers, researchers, administration, climate, infrastructure and research results. One criterion is students being able to organize their courses autonomously – that is, to what extent students are allowed to be flexible in the academic area they have chosen.