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
Aida Hadzialic Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training
Helene Hellmark Knutsson Minister for Higher Education and Research

Responsible ministry

News about education and research

  • Sweden-South Korea Joint Committee Meeting in Science and Technology

    • Mr Mats Johansson, Swedish Ministry of Education and Research and Mr Wonho Choi, South Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning

      Mr Mats Johansson, Swedish Ministry of Education and Research and Mr Wonho Choi, South Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning

      Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

    • Sweden-South Korea Joint Committee Meeting in Science and Technology

      Sweden-South Korea Joint Committee Meeting in Science and Technology

      Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

    The 2nd of June the Ministry of Education and Research welcomed the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning with the purpose of hosting the 2nd Sweden-South Korea Joint Committee Meeting in Science and Technology.

Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Dr Hang Chuon Naron and Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Dr Hang Chuon Naron and Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson. Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

Helene Hellmark Knutsson to meet Cambodia’s education minister

Today, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will meet Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Dr Hang Chuon Naron. They will meet at the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research to discuss higher education and research.

Signing a new research agreement
Dr. Kelly Falkner, Director of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation, and Dr. Björn Dahlbäck, Director of the Polar Research Secretariat, signed the agreement between the two countries in the presence of Sweden's Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Ambassador of Sweden to the US, Björn Lyrvall and the US Ambassador to Sweden, Mark Brzezinski. Photo: Klas-Herman Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

New research agreement between Sweden and the United States

Today, Sweden - via the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat - is signing a new research agreement with the United States. The agreement will result in two major joint research expeditions to the Arctic and positive synergies for Swedish polar and climate research.

Anna Ekström, Gustav Fridolin, Aida Hadzialic, Andreas Schleicher, Graham Donaldson and Marco Kools.
Anna Ekström, Gustav Fridolin, Aida Hadzialic, Andreas Schleicher, Graham Donaldson and Marco Kools. Photo: Mikael Lundgren/Government Offices of Sweden

OECD presents Swedish school review

Today, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) presented the Government with its report 'Improving schools in Sweden: An OECD Perspective'. The review was conducted in light of Swedish pupils' falling performance in the OECD's PISA survey.

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