BM63 – The Swedish Quality Assurance System
It is with great dismay that ESU notes the deviation from the previous commitment to European cooperation within higher education from the Swedish government reflected in the abandonment of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance.
Sweden has previously been a role-model in the work to bring together a coherent European higher education system, and so this current abandonment of this commitment may have even broader consequences for the European education cooperation.
Furthermore, the blatant disregard for how this lack of cohesion will affect Swedish students’ ability to be mobile on an international level is simply astonishing. In a time when the importance of having international mobility increases all the time, this is clearly not the right way to go.
ESU would like to see a return to the commitment of the Bologna process from the Swedish government, and would strongly recommend reconsidering the current quality assurance system.