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

  • Brexit in focus when Helene Hellmark Knutsson visits the UK

    On 19–20 March, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will visit Oxford and London. The purpose of her visit is to meet UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Sam Gyimah to discuss forms of future research collaboration and exchanges in the life sciences and other research infrastructure in the shadow of Brexit.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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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