Visit from Brazil
Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer is on a three-day visit to Sweden. Today he was received by Deputy Prime Minister Jan Björklund aboard the MS Riddarfjärden, where a Letter of Intent was signed concerning student exchanges.
Sweden is doing a very good job as host of the European Spallation Source (ESS) research facility. This was announced today by an independent international expert group.
Visit by EU Commissioner
Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, visited the Ministry of Education and Research on Monday. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the proposal for a new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport - Erasmus for All - were discussed during the Commissioner's meeting with Minister for Education Jan Björklund.
A new national research institute will be established in 2013 - Sweden Science for Life Laboratory. The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and AstraZeneca announced today that they will contribute considerable financial support to the project.
On 13-16 March Minister for Education Jan Björklund will visit Washington DC and New York. The purpose of the trip is to represent Sweden at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession and to learn more about US research policy.
On 12-16 February, Minister for Education Jan Björklund will visit Israel and Palestine. The purpose of his visit is to strengthen Sweden's research relations with Israel and to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Delegation from the French Parliament paid Nyamko Sabuni a visit
What are the gender equality challenges facing Sweden today? How are we prioritising work to counter the problem of honour-based violence? What tools are we using to improve gender equality in the labour market, and how does gender equality look from an integration perspective?
These questions were discussed when Minister for Gender Equality Nyamko Sabuni received a visit from a delegation from the French Parliament today.
On Thursday 20 October 2011, Deputy Prime Minister Jan Björklund met Deputy President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe in Stockholm. The meeting took place within the framework of the seventh Binational Commission (BNC). The purpose of the BNC is to deepen and broaden bilateral relations between Sweden and South Africa.
Jan Björklund met Indian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal
Minister for Education, Deputy Prime Minister Jan Björklund met Mr. Kapil Sibal, Indian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, on Thursday. They discussed a number of issues including cooperation between Indian and Swedish universities.
The Budget Bill contains major investments in education. These include a maths boost with continuing professional development for teachers, a teacher reform with career stages for good teachers, a quality drive in humanities and social sciences at higher education institutions, and more places on training programmes for doctors, dentists, nurses and civil engineers.