Student influence

As a student, you have the right to influence. This applies to both your studies and your situation as a student at the Swedish Defence University in general.

Students are represented in most of the university's decision-making bodies, including the board, the research and education board, and subject councils.

Student representation

The students' representatives in the university's decision-making bodies are appointed by the student union. By becoming a member of the student union, you will be involved with and pursue issues that are important to you and your fellow students.

Course evaluation

The Swedish Defence University is obliged to allow you the opportunity to express your opinions on courses you have taken through course evaluations. Course evaluations are voluntary and anonymous.

There is no set template for course evaluations, but they should always include:

  • Course goals
  • Teaching
  • Course literature
  • Summative assessment
  • Discrimination

After completing the course evaluation, the Swedish Defence University will publish the results. It should also be made clear whether the University decides to take action as a result of the course evaluations.


The Swedish Defence University has zero tolerance regarding all forms of discrimination and abusive treatment. If you require more information or need to file a report? Turn to the equal treatment page.