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Policy, goals and guidelines for student influence at Mälardalen’s University

Mälardalen University has a document that describes the policy, goals and guidelines for student influence at the University. The purpose of the document is to through clear guidelines and goals develop a systematic approach within Mälardalen’s University that promotes, strengthens and quality assures student influence within the University. You can read the document in its entirety under the heading “Policy, goals and rules for student influence at MDU ” here.

Student Ombudsman

At Mälardalen’s University the student ombudsman is employed by the university. The Student Ombudsman has an impartial approach and can help you as a student if you feel that you have been treated unfairly, discriminated against, harassed, or if you have questions regarding rules and rights. The Student Ombudsman cooperates with our Head of Education in matters concerning your rights.

What does the Student Ombudsman do?

  • Listens to and discusses issues and views related to the university’s activities.
  • Provides support and guidance regarding the rights and obligations of students.
  • Helps students who feel discriminated against.
  • Guides students who have been reported to the disciplinary committee.


Mälardalen University shall be free from discrimination and harassment. Therefore, the university works actively to be inclusive and accessible to everyone. If you feel discriminated against or harassed, do not hesitate to contact the responsible teacher or the student ombudsman. You can also talk to the Head of Study Environment at Mälardalens Student Union. Discrimination refers to a disadvantage or violation that can be linked to any of the seven grounds of discrimination: gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

Read more about discrimination on the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman’s website.

For doctoral students

In cases where a doctoral student consider themselves unablee to turn to their supervisor, head of department or student ombudsman, a deputy dean should be able to act as a doctoral student ombudsman/discussion partner regarding the doctoral student’s problems regarding doctoral education. The doctoral student themselves, or the doctoral student council, contacts the deputy dean who they deem best suited on a case-by-case basis.

Amanda Flores
Student Ombudsman

Phone: +4616-15 32 85

Ebba Sahlin
Student Ombudsman

Phone: +4616-15 36 70