Ministry of Education and Research

The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for the Government’s education and research. The Ministry works on issues including school performance, conditions for teachers and study financing.

Responsible ministers

Anna Ekström, Minister for Education
Anna Ekström Minister for Education
Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research
Matilda Ernkrans Minister for Higher Education and Research

News from Ministry of Education and Research

  • Considerable boost for Swedish research

    Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research and Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation.
    Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research and Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation presents the Government’s Research and Innovation Bill . Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Government’s Research and Innovation Bill outlines the direction of Sweden’s research policy over the next four years. The resources will increase considerably already next year to tackle major societal challenges and safeguard freedom of research. The aim is for Sweden to be one of the world’s foremost research and innovation countries and a prominent knowledge nation. The appropriation will increase by SEK 3.4 billion in 2021. The estimated investments in 2022, 2023 and 2024 are around SEK 3.2. billion, SEK 3.3 billion and SEK 3.75 billion respectively. Research and innovation are needed to restart the economy and build skills, competitiveness and welfare.

  • The Government's work in the area of education in response to the coronavirus

    With the outbreak of the coronavirus which causes the illness COVID-19, the Government is following developments carefully and is in continuous contact with the responsible authorities. The Government is taking the decisions that are necessary to help curb the spread of the coronavirus and combat the effects of the virus spreading through society. There is a summary in the article of the work being done in the policy areas of the Ministry of Education and Research.

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