About GIH

GIH is a public institution reporting directly to the Government. GIH confers degrees in all three cycles in the area of Health and Sports. Under the Vice-Chancellor, GIH is organised with one academic department that consists of three units.

Coordination of programmes across the tree units is provided by Faculty Programme Directors (FPD). All administrative staff is organized in the Administration. A Programme Committee is responsible for the first and second cycle programmes and courses, and a Research and Post Graduate Studies Committee has similar responsibilities in these fields.

All units also are responsible for international cooperation and mobility issues within their field of competencies. The Student Union has taken on mentoring responsibilities. Internationalionalisation activities are coordinated through the International Office, available at email: international@gih.se and by telephone on +46(0) 8 120 537 00.

Partner institutions are chosen according to the priorities outlined in the internationalisation strategy. The Vice-Chancellor of GIH is responsible for signing the inter-institutional agreement. Faculty Programme Directors (FDPs) are responsible for the planning of the curricula and courses. A relevant FDP will, within his/her area of competence, process learning agreements for outgoing as well as incoming students.


Fundamental Principles

The Swedish academic year is running for 40 weeks with an expected work load of 40 hours per week. One semester (20 weeks) of full time studies, 30 hp is equivalent to 30 ECTS. At GIH one semester (30 credit course) is often divided into four different course modules (4 x 7,5 credits). 

Upon complition of the studies, an official Transcript of Records can be issued, documenting the students' performance by listing the courses taken and the ECTS credits gained.

Students who have been admitted to GIH can apply for evaluation of previous studies from another  Higher Education Institution. Students who are planning to study abroad within their study programme at GIH are recommendet to set up a Learning Agreement with the help of the respective Faculty Programme Director before departure. 

History of GIH

History of GIH
From GCI to GIH - some important points in GIH's history

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International Office

Contact information for the International Office

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