The university's activities are largely governed by laws and regulations at various levels. These are provisions that have been adopted by parliament, the government or other authorities. The Vice-Chancellor may issue binding rules at local level.
Umeå University is an administrative authority and is therefore subject to the rules governing our conduct towards students and the general public who have contact with the university. Another area concerns the right of access to public documents, and how the university handles personal data.
On these pages you will find information about various legal issues that are relevant for the university.