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

Hjulstaskolan
Hjulstaskolan Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

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.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Gustav Fridolin to take part in OECD summit in Berlin on importance of teachers to learning outcomes

On 3–4 March, Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin will attend the OECD’s International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) in Berlin. The focus of the conference will be the importance of the teaching profession to learning outcomes.

Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir and Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir and Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices

Helene Hellmark Knutsson to meet the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia

Today, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will meet Indonesian minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir. At the meeting the two ministers will sign a Letter of Intent concerning higher education and research.

Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

The 6th Japan-Sweden Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology

On February 12, 2016 in Tokyo, H.E. Makoto Katsura, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, and Dr. Jonas Björck, Director, Division for Research Policy, Ministry of Education and Research (MER) of the Kingdom of Sweden, co-chaired the 6th Japan-Sweden Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology, organized under the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Sweden on Cooperation in Science and Technology, which entered into force in 1999.

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