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Responsibility in the case of work placements / internship

In accordance with the Directives (1982:1077) covering compensation of public funds for damage caused by students in state-administered higher education during work placements at non-state work places, the student has a certain immunity from responsibility in the case of work placements.

This is made on the understanding that the work placement is described in the degree programme or course syllabus. If the work placement has been described solely in the syllabus, compensation is only provided if the work placement has been given a certain points total within the course. Compensation will not be provided if the employer has an insurance scheme which covers the injury.

Compensation is awarded for personal and material damage which has been inflicted on the employer, regardless of whether the person causing the damage is legally responsible for the damage or not. Compensation will also be awarded for pure property damage which has been inflicted on the employer through criminal actions.

Compensation in the case of a single incident of injury / damage is awarded up to a maximum of SEK 2 million for personal injury, but with a maximum of SEK 100,000 for material damage and a maximum of SEK 100,000 for damage to property through criminal actions.

Applications for compensation should be made at the latest 2 years from the point of time in which the damage / injury incident took place. The application should be made to the Board of Halmstad University. The University will then following its own internal report refer the matter further to the National Agency for Higher Education.

Within Halmstad University, the matter should be reported to the Vice-Chancellor.

Central Regulations

Directive (1982:1077) on compensation of public funds for damage caused by students in state-administered higher education during work placement periods at non-state work places.

Updated 2017-12-04