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.

Responsible for education and research

Responsible ministers

Gustav Fridolin Minister for Education
Helene Hellmark Knutsson Minister for Higher Education and Research
Anna Ekström Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

Responsible ministry

News about education and research

  • Research cooperation the focus as Helene Hellmark Knutsson receives China’s research minister

    A cooperation agreement on research was signed
    A cooperation agreement on research was signed. Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

    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.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

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.

Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

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.

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.

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.

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