Education and research

Schools commission chair Anna Ekström, Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin, Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Aida Hadzialic, Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate of Education and Skills, Graham Donalds Anna Ekström, Gustav Fridolin, Aida Hadzialic, Andreas Schleicher, Graham Donaldson and Marco Kools. Photo: Mikael Lundgren/ Government Offices of Sweden

The OECD to present 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. 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.

Remains at Karolinska Institutet to be returned

The Government today decided to return human remains from Karolinska Institutet to New Zealand and French Polynesia.

Funding of Swedish research institutes in the Mediterranean region to continue

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.

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