Disciplinary measures

Disciplinary matters are dealt with at Umeå University by two different boards – the Disciplinary Board for students and the Human Resources Board for staff.


According to the Higher Education Ordinance, the university can take disciplinary action against students who

  1. use prohibited aids or other methods to attempt to deceive during examinations or other forms of assessment of study performance,
  2. disrupt or obstruct teaching, tests or other activities within the framework of courses and study programmes at the higher education institution,
  3. disrupt activities in the library of the higher education institution or other separate establishments at the institution, or
  4. subject another student or an employee of the university to harassment or sexual harassment.

All suspected incidents are reported to the Vice-Chancellor who will investigate the matter. Disciplinary action consists of a warning and suspension. Some incidents may also be reported to the police.

Report to the Vice-Chancellor

If an employee suspects that a student has cheated, harassed or disrupted activity in any way, he or she should report this to the Vice-Chancellor.

Disciplinary board review

If the Vice-Chancellor passes the case to the Disciplinary Board, this will investigate the matter further. Based on the events, they can either issue a warning to the student or suspend the student.


If an employee commits a crime at work or neglects their duties to the employer, the employer can act under both criminal and disciplinary regulations. This can mean, for example, dismissal or suspension from work.

In cases involving termination of employment for personal reasons (where the employment is not probationary), disciplinary responsibility, prosecution, suspension or medical examination will be handled and investigated by the Human Resources Board.

You can find out more about Termination of employment under Employment, Termination of employment.

Contact information

Anna-Karin Sjölund-Alm
090-786 7648

Chatarina Larson
090-786 5351

Elisabeth Mach
090-786 5726

Linda Lundmark
090-786 5088

Maria Karlsson
090-786 6932

Marit Juselius
090-786 8071

Rebecka Seton
090-786 5489

Tina Nordström
090-786 9285

Tobias Nyström
090-786 8828

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Legal framework disciplinary measures

Chatarina Wiklund