Vision, Mission and Objectives


To provide high-quality education to a diverse range of students, regardless of their background or circumstances, through accessible and flexible learning opportunities.


To be a leading institution in Sweden and globally recognized for its commitment to accessible and inclusive education, innovative teaching methods, and research that addresses societal challenges.


The university's objective is to support lifelong learning and provide students with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to succeed in today's rapidly changing world. The objective is achieved through the following strategies:

  1. The Swedish Open University aims to deliver the highest quality education, using innovative teaching methods and technologies to engage and support learners.

  2. The Swedish Open University is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment that welcomes students from all backgrounds and respects diversity in all its forms.

  3. The Swedish Open University aims to provide learning opportunities that are accessible and flexible, allowing students to learn at their own pace and in their own time.

  4. The Swedish Open University seeks to conduct research that addresses significant societal challenges, such as climate change, inequality, and social justice.

  5. The Swedish Open University aims to collaborate with other institutions, both in Sweden and internationally, to share knowledge and resources, and to promote best practices in education and research.

The objectives are achieved through the following strategies:

Provide high-quality education; Foster inclusivity and diversity; Ensure accessibility and flexibility; Conduct research that addresses societal challenges; Collaborate with other institutions.