Education and research
A good education broadens our horizons and gives us good chances in life. Knowledge enables people to grow and influence their situation. Education of children and young people, higher education and research, and adult education come under the category of education and research.
News about education and research
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.
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.
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 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.
Exchange of experience on the education of newly arrived pupils
The Ministry of Education and Research and the European Commission organised a two-day seminar on education for newly arrived pupils in compulsory school. Almost 30 people from ten different European countries attended, addressing experiences from all over Europe during the seminar.
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