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

  • European Space Agency visit focuses on Sweden’s space industry

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    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

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    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.

Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

Helene Hellmark Knutsson and Anna Ekström received Vietnamese Minister

On Thursday the 31st of August, the Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam, Mr. Phung Xuan Nha, visited the Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson. During the meeting, the ministers signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Sweden and Vietnam regarding higher education and research. The Vietnamese Minister also met with the Swedish Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, Anna Ekström. They exchanged ideas and experiences regarding e.g. vocational education and training and measures to make vocational education and training more attractive.

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.

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