Sweden’s largest student database, Ladok, to be powered by MySQL Enterprise

Ladok is the national system used for administration of higher education and documentation of academic information. The system is jointly owned by Swedish higher education institutions. Almost all institutions, 35 today, are part of the consortium together with the Swedish National Board of Student Aid. Ladok is also used for the institutions’ reporting to external recipients of information, among others the Swedish National Board of Student Aid, Statistics Sweden, the Ministry of Education and Research and the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education. The system is mainly used for matriculation and registration of students and their academic results and degrees.

The aim is to facilitate and abridge the daily work of departments and administration, for local and central planning as well as following up academic results, and to ensure the legal security and rights for the individual student.