Helene Hellmark Knutsson

Helene Hellmark Knutsson

Minister for Higher Education and Research

Ministry of 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
    Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

    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.

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.

Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education in Qatar
Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education in Qatar. Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices

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.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

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
Research facility MAX IV in Lund. Photo: Leif Jansson

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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