The governing document was decided by the President and is valid from March 25, 2021 and onwards.

The target audience of the policy is academic and administrative staff, as it provides overall guidance with the help of four position statements regarding language use at Stockholm University:

o    Stockholm University is a multilingual university
o    Swedish is the principal language 
o    The university promotes the use of cultivated, simple and comprehensible language 
o    Language work is a part of the strategic planning and evaluation cycle 

In other words, the policy is short and focuses on general statements with rationales. It does not, however, present rules for individual contexts, as a policy needs to be general in order to cover the diversity of language situations at the university. Instead, the work of compiling and presenting guidelines and resources for language use in a clear way on the web continues.