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. The recommendations of the OECD report focus on three priorities: conditions that promote quality and equity across Swedish schools, a long-term human resource strategy to build capacity for improved teaching and learning, and strengthened policy steering and accountability with a focus on improvement.
The Government today decided to return human remains from Karolinska Institutet to New Zealand and French Polynesia.
Central government funding of the Swedish research institutes in Rome, Athens and Istanbul will continue and the proposed budget cuts indicated for 2016 and 2017 will not be implemented. This was announced today by Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research.