"This is great news and completely in accordance with the vision we have established here," says Martin Norsell, Vice-Chancellor of Dalarna University.
Over the last seven years, a fourth of all distance courses at Swedish universities and university colleges have been discontinued, according to research conducted by the trade union Unionen.
Yet the number of web-based courses and programmes at Dalarna University continues to be high: 812 in 2017/2018. This figure puts Dalarna University among the top five institutes of higher education in Sweden when it comes to the number offered.
"We aim to invest in life-long learning and adapt to the modern reality that we are living in," states Martin Norsell further.