Sweden has one of the most ambitious educational evaluation programs in
the world, aimed at maintaining the system's competitive edge. All
education standards are assessed and maintained by the National Agency
for Higher Education and by the institutions themselves.
Sweden has a long and proud history of academic excellence, with outstanding universities dating back to the 15th century. Sweden is the home of the Nobel Prize, the world's most prestigious academic distinction.
Sweden is one of the world's most committed investors in basic research; public spending in the field of research tops 3% of GDP. What further distinguishes Sweden is the high proportion of university-based research, which makes possible a strong connection between research and education.
Last modified 10 Sep 2010