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
Aida Hadzialic Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training
Helene Hellmark Knutsson Minister for Higher Education and Research

News from Ministry of Education and Research

  • Gustav Fridolin to take part in 25th Council of Europe ministers of education conference in Brussels

    Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin
    Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin Photo: Sören Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    Today, Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin will travel to Brussels to take part in the 25th Session of the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education. The theme of the conference is how to secure democracy through education.

  • Exchange of experience on the education of newly arrived pupils

    Hjulstaskolan
    Hjulstaskolan Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

    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.

Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir and Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir and Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices

Helene Hellmark Knutsson to meet the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia

Today, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will meet Indonesian minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir. At the meeting the two ministers will sign a Letter of Intent concerning higher education and research.

Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

The 6th Japan-Sweden Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology

On February 12, 2016 in Tokyo, H.E. Makoto Katsura, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, and Dr. Jonas Björck, Director, Division for Research Policy, Ministry of Education and Research (MER) of the Kingdom of Sweden, co-chaired the 6th Japan-Sweden Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology, organized under the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Sweden on Cooperation in Science and Technology, which entered into force in 1999.

Minister for Higher Education and Research Helen Hellmark Knutsson and Canada’s Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.
Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and Canada’s Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan. Photo: Klas-Herman Lundgren/Government offices

Visit from Japan and Canada

Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson received ministers from Japan and Canada last Friday.

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