Grades from year six
Minister for Education Jan Björklund today presented a proposal for grades to be awarded from year six in compulsory school and detailing how this would take place.
"Pupils in danger of failing must be told at an early stage, to give them time to improve their grades," says Mr Björklund.
The new Education Act - for knowledge, choice and security
Today on 23 March 2010, the Government presented the bill The new Education Act - for knowledge, choice and security (Govt. Bill 2009/10:165) to the Riksdag.
Four paths to new teacher education
In its bill 'Top of the class - new teacher education programmes', the Government proposes that today's degree of Bachelor/Master of Education be replaced by four new professional degrees: a degree in pre-school education, a degree in primary school education, a degree in subject education and a degree in vocational education.
Fees for foreign students to be introduced in autumn term of 2011
Today the Government will present the bill Competing on the basis of quality - tuition fees for foreign students to the Riksdag. The fees will apply to students outside the EU/EEA. Universities and higher education institutions will make their own decisions as to the size of the fee, based on the principle of full cost coverage. In connection with the introduction of fees, the Government proposes that two grant systems be launched.
- More information about the bill Competing on the basis of quality - tuition fees for foreign students
- Press release: Fees for foreign students to be introduced in autumn term of 2011
- Fact sheet: Competing on the basis of quality - tuition fees for foreign students
- FAQ - tuition fees for foreign students
The 2010 Budget Bill: Education and research
In the 2010 Budget Bill, the Government proposes an expansion of the number of educational places in local authority adult education and vocational higher education, and at universities and other higher education institutions. Numerous reforms are proposed for the field of education, including more resources for school libraries, school health services and initiatives for teachers. The major investment in research and innovation presented in the Research and Innovation Bill in autumn 2008 is now being implemented. The budget also presents a two-stage reform of post-secondary student aid. Post-secondary student aid is being increased, as is the income ceiling for students.
Government proposes tuition fees for foreign students
In the 2010 Budget Bill, the Government proposes that foreign students wishing to study in Sweden should pay fees. The proposal means that foreign students (from countries outside the European Economic Area) will pay for their studies starting in the autumn term of 2011.
Minister for Education Jan Björklund presented proposal for new Education Act
On Monday 15 June, Minister for Education Jan Björklund presented his Ministry's proposal for a new Education Act. The proposal includes changes concerning the legal rights of parents and custodians and tougher sanctions for use by the Swedish Schools Inspectorate.
Tobias Krantz - new Minister for Higher Education and Research
Today, Tobias Krantz is appointed as the new Minister for Higher Education and Research. Dr Krantz is an MP for the liberal party of Sweden, Folkpartiet liberalerna, and holds a Ph.D in political science.Tobias Krantz
Lars Leijonborg steps down
Minister for Higher Education and Research Lars Leijonborg has announced that he is leaving the Government. He will formally leave the Government as soon as a successor is appointed.Photo: Anne Nilsson
Government awards photographer Lennart Nilsson title of professor
Today the Government has decided to honour the photographer Lennart Nilsson by awarding him the title of professor, an honorary title that can be given in recognition of services outside the academic world that are of great importance for popular education or some other community purpose. Minister for Higher Education and Research Lars Leijonborg informed Lennart Nilsson of the decision at a meeting at Karolinska Institutet on Thursday afternoon.