Internally, misconduct and irregularities can be reported through the dedicated whistleblower service via KPMG. It is of course also possible to contact a function at the university directly, for example the manager, lawyer or the HR department.
There are also a number of authorities that have been given a special mandate by the government to receive whistleblowing from outside.
Anyone who wants to report a misconduct can themselves choose the reporting channel that is most appropriate depending on the circumstances and their own assessment of the risk of reprisals.
External reporting channels have been established for the purpose of handling reporting on violations that are within a certain authority's area of responsibility. It can, for example, be used if the whistleblower does not trust in objective and factual handling of internal reporting.
It is up to the whistleblower to choose whether reporting should take place internally or externally and it is possible to report directly to an external reporting channel without first reporting internally. External reporting does not limit whistleblower protection, regardless of whether or not the reporting concerns a matter that falls outside the authority's area of responsibility.
Please go to the Swedish version of this page to find links to all public authorities where you can make an external whistleblower report.
The possibility to report misconduct of public interest does not apply in an external reporting channel. In that case, the misconduct must concern a violation of EU law.
Whistleblowing can also be done through publication. It means that information about misconduct is made available to the public. It can be achieved by the reporting person himself publishing the information in some medium that is available to the public, e.g. Social Media.
Publication also includes if information is provided to an actor or a journalist, who then disseminates/publishes it. Reporting by publication can be done anonymously.
If reporting is done through publication, one of the following conditions must be present for the person to be protected by the Whistleblower Act: