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

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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.

Prime Minister and Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Anna Ekström, Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

Anna Ekström new Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

Anna Ekström was on Tuesday appointed Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training. Her most recent post was as Director-General of the National Agency for Education.

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.

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