Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Minister for Higher Education and Research
“Knowledge is the foundation of positive societal change and our primary means of competing internationally. Sweden must compete on the basis of knowledge and skills – not low wages. ”
News from Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Helene Hellmark Knutsson to lead higher education delegation to China
Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will visit Beijing and Shanghai in China on 11–16 June. The aim of the visit is to highlight Sweden as a nation of education and research, and to promote the internationalisation of higher education and research.
Focus on space industry when Helene Hellmark Knutsson visits US
On 21–25 May, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will travel to California, USA, to visit world-leading actors in research and industry in the field of space. The aim is to learn about the latest developments in the space sector and collect knowledge for the Government’s work to produce a Swedish space strategy. During her trip, Ms Hellmark Knutsson will also visit NASA’s Ames Research Centre and the Mojave Air and Space Port.
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.
The Minister of Education and Higher Education of Qatar visited Helene Hellmark Knutsson
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.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson travels to New York for talks on bilateral cancer research cooperation with US Vice President Joe Biden
Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson is travelling to New York for discussions with US Vice President Joe Biden about an agreement on bilateral cancer research cooperation between the United States and Sweden.
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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