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.

Sweden has considerable research cooperation with China, and is one of the most attractive countries for Chinese students who want to study abroad. The aim of the meeting is to review Swedish-Chinese research cooperation in areas including technology and renewable energy. The agenda also includes discussions on future cooperation in, for example, life sciences.

During the meeting, the ministers will witness the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Swedish agency for innovation, Vinnova, and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. The agreement concerns research cooperation on, for example, traffic safety, life sciences, ageing and climate change. The visit follows Ms Hellmark Knutsson's visit to China in June.

Later in the day, Minister Wan will meet with Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, for a presentation of Swedish system solutions in the area of environmental and energy technology. The presentation will take place at Smart City Sweden in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm.

Contact

Jens Petersen
Press Secretary to Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 (0)70 293 69 35
email to Jens Petersen
Gunilla Hjalmarson
Press Secretary to Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 (0)72 545 70 79
email to Gunilla Hjalmarson, via senior registry clerk