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 visit Indonesia and Singapore
International cooperation between higher education institutions and world-class teacher training programmes are the focus as Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson travels to Indonesia and Singapore on 3–6 October.
Research cooperation the focus as Helene Hellmark Knutsson receives China’s research minister
On Thursday 31 August, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, is hosting a meeting with Wan Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology. A cooperation agreement on research will be signed during the meeting.
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.
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.
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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