Web training for government employees

Last changed: 10 April 2024

This training, Vårt uppdrag (Our mission), aims to give employees at universities and university colleges basic knowledge of what it means to be a government employee. The web-based course has been jointly produced by the universities of Gothenburg, Lund and Uppsala.

About the training

The training is web-based and can either be taken individually or as part of e.g. a presentation of core values at a department.

The training consists of written information and interactive exercises and should take 35–45 minutes to complete. It is available in Swedish and English.

Learning objectives

After completing the training, the employee should:

  • have an insight into and an overall understanding of what it means to be a government employee at a university or college;
  • know that laws and regulations shape the daily work of a government employee;
  • have an overall understanding of how universities and colleges are funded.


The training presents the role of a government employee at a general level. There are three chapters that can be taken separately.

Introduction – A short animated film describing the role of universities and colleges in society and explaining why it is important to understand what it means to be a government employee.

What we do – This chapter describes the six core value principles for government employees and explains how universities and colleges are funded. It also introduces the specific legislation on examination, admission, decision-making and organisation that characterises universities and colleges.

Individuals – The third and last chapter allows the employee to reflect on how the rules that govern our activities affect our day-to-day work. This chapter also contains some interactive exercises.

Take the training

Before taking the training, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Create a user profile in Studium

Step 2: Launch the training “Our mission – my role as a government employee at a university or college”.


HR Unit, Division of Human Resources