Ministry of Education and Research

The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for the Government’s education, research and youth policy. The Ministry works on issues including school performance, conditions for teachers, study financing and living conditions for young people.

Responsible ministers

Gustav Fridolin Minister for Education
Helene Hellmark Knutsson Minister for Higher Education and Research
Anna Ekström Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

News from Ministry of Education and Research

Research facility MAX IV in Lund
Research facility MAX IV in Lund. Photo: Leif Jansson

Research facility MAX IV in Lund inaugurated

On 21 June, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven together with HM The King inaugurated synchrotron light source MAX IV in Lund.

Photo: Pontus Höök/Consulate General of Sweden in New York

#FirstGeneration in New York

As part of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’s public diplomacy campaign #FirstGeneration, on 9 June the Swedish Consulate-General in New York held a seminar and panel discussion on the theme of engaging young people in the work on the UN Global Goals.

Hjulstaskolan Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

Exchange of experience on the education of newly arrived pupils

The Ministry of Education and Research and the European Commission organised a two-day seminar on education for newly arrived pupils in compulsory school. Almost 30 people from ten different European countries attended, addressing experiences from all over Europe during the seminar.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Gustav Fridolin to take part in OECD summit in Berlin on importance of teachers to learning outcomes

On 3–4 March, Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin will attend the OECD’s International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) in Berlin. The focus of the conference will be the importance of the teaching profession to learning outcomes.

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