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

Anna Ekström to visit Vilnius and Riga

Vocational education and training, ministerial meetings and panel discussions on women’s leadership – these are some of the programme points when Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia and Lithuania on 15–17 January.

European Space Agency visit focuses on Sweden’s space industry

The focus will be on the Swedish space industry as State Secretary Karin Röding and a Swedish business delegation visit the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands on Thursday 7 December.

Helene Hellmark Knutsson visits the United States

Urban planning, life sciences, top-class higher education institutions and a meeting with a Nobel laureate – several interesting topics will be on the agenda when Helene Hellmark Knutsson travels to the United States on 27–29 November.

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.

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