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

  • The Minister of Education and Higher Education of Qatar visited Helene Hellmark Knutsson

    Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education in Qatar
    Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education in Qatar. Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices

    On Tuesday the 4th of April, the Minister of Education and Higher Education of Qatar, Dr. Mohammed Bin Abdul Wahid Al-Hammadi, visited the Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson. During the meeting, mobility of researchers and students as well as other types of cooperation within higher education and research were discussed. The ministers also discussed the issue of gender equality within higher education and research.

  • Anna Ekström to visit Tallinn

    Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, Anna Ekström
    Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, Anna Ekström. Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

    Today, Tuesday 14 February, Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström will travel to Tallinn, Estonia to take part in the conference ‘PISA and its meaning for policy and practice around the Baltic Sea’.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin comments on the PISA results

The PISA 2015 results are a show of strength for Sweden’s teachers and pupils. Hard work makes a difference; we know this in the classroom and it has now been demonstrated in improved eligibility from year nine and better performance in two independent assessments of knowledge.

Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

Towards an outstanding knowledge nation with equal education and world-class research

This booklet provides a description of the Swedish education system and how it is financed, from preschool to university level. It also describes some of the publicly-financed research being conducted in Sweden.

Government communication

The Government presented the research policy bill ‘Collaborating for knowledge – for society’s challenges and strengthened competitiveness’ to the Riksdag

The bill presents the Government’s view on the direction of research policy with a ten-year perspective, focusing in particular on measures in 2017–2020. Important cornerstones of the bill include increased basic appropriations to higher education institutions, initiatives in research linked to global societal challenges and increased resources to strengthen Sweden’s innovative capacity.

Morgan Johansson, Åsa Regnér and Gustaf Fridolin at the press conference where the National strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women was launched
Minister for Justice Morgan Johansson, Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér and Minister for Education Gustaf Fridolin at the press conference where the strategy was launched. Photo: Bill Nilsson/Government Offices of Sweden

National strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women

Stopping men's violence against women is a priority issue for Sweden's feminist government. The Government is therefore now presenting a national strategy to prevent and combat men's violence against women.

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