Government agencies

Each ministry is responsible for a number of government agencies tasked with applying the laws and carrying out the activities decided on by the Riksdag and the Government.

The state is a significant owner of enterprises in Sweden. The state business portfolio contains of 49 wholly or partly owned enterprises, two of which are listed. In addition, two business foundations and one EU company are administered. In total, these enterprises employ approximately 163 000 people.

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  • The Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen)

    The Swedish Schools Inspectorate scrutinizes schools and assesses applications to run an independent school. You can also turn to the Swedish Schools Inspectorate if you think that a school has done something wrong. The objective is good education in a safe environment.

    The Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen)
  • The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten)

    The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (SPSM in Swedish) task is to ensure that children, young people and adults – regardless of functional ability – have adequate conditions to fulfil their educational goals. This is done through special needs support, education in special needs schools, accessible teaching materials and government funding.

    The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten)
  • The Swedish Institute for Educational Research (Skolforskningsinstitutet)

    The Swedish Institute for Educational Research is a government agency that helps to provide teachers and other professionals in preschools, primary/secondary schools and adult education with reliable conditions for the planning, execution and evaluation of the teaching process, with the support of working methods and practices with a firm scientific basis. The objective of the Swedish Institute for Educational Research is to promote and encourage students’ learning and development, and to improve their learning outcomes.

    The Swedish Institute for Educational Research (Skolforskningsinstitutet)
  • Same Education Board (Sameskolstyrelsen)

    The task of the Sami Education Board is to provide Sami children with a Sami-oriented education and to contribute to preserving and developing the Sami language and the Sami culture. This education is offered at Sami schools and in integrated Sami education at municipal compulsory schools. The Sami Education Board is the governing body for the Sami schools and associated activities. The Sami Education Board is also to promote and develop material for teaching. In addition, it is to provide information about Sami schools and Sami education in the national school system.

    Same Education Board (Sameskolstyrelsen)
  • Swedish National Space Board (Rymdstyrelsen)

    The Swedish National Space Board, SNSB, is responsible for national and international activities relating to space and remote sensing, primarily research and development.

    Swedish National Space Board (Rymdstyrelsen)
  • Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (Polarforskningssekretariatet)

    Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is a government agency that promotes and co-ordinates Swedish polar research. This includes to follow and plan research and development, as well as to organise and lead research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

    Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (Polarforskningssekretariatet)
  • Mälardalen University (Mälardalens högskola)

    At Mälardalen University, the many study programmes on offer fall within four educational areas: economics, health and welfare, teacher education, and engineering. The university focus on research that generates useful solutions for the development of society and offer research studies in Engineering and Technology as well as Health and Welfare.

    Mälardalen University (Mälardalens högskola)
  • Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (Myndigheten för yrkeshögskolan)

    The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education is responsible for Higher Vocational Education in Sweden (HVE) and the key function is to ensure that HVE programmes meet the labour market's needs for qualified workforce.

    Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (Myndigheten för yrkeshögskolan)
  • Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society (Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor)

    The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society is a government agency that works to ensure that young people have access to influence and welfare. The agency also support the government in issues relating to civil society policy.

    Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society (Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor)
  • Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitetet)

    Mid Sweden University offers a wide range of courses and programmes within Social sciences, Media, Nursing, Teacher training, Information technology, Natural sciences and Technology, as well as other subjects within the Humanities. Most of the research is conducted in cooperation with the surrounding society.

    Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitetet)