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.
News from Ministry of Education and Research
Extension of the exemption from application and tuition fees in the event of a no-deal Brexit
A temporary exemption from application and tuition fees at institutions of higher education was previously introduced for certain British citizens to mitigate the consequences of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. The UK's withdrawal has since been postponed until 31 October 2019, and the Government has therefore decided to extend the temporary exemption from application and tuition fees.
Matilda Ernkrans to visit Japan with focus on climate and environment
Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans will travel to Japan today, 4 October. Her programme will include a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and holding the opening address at the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum on Sunday. The majority of the visit will take place in Kyoto and Tokyo, and the political focus will be on the climate and the environment.
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Sub-target 3: Gender-equitable education
The third gender equality policy sub-target is ‘Gender-equitable education’. Women and men and girls and boys must have the same opportunities and conditions with regard to education and training, study choices and personal development.
The Government of Sweden’s measures against sexual violence and harassment
One of the Swedish Government’s gender equality policy sub-goals is that men’s violence against women must stop. With reference to #metoo, the following lists some examples of implemented and forthcoming measures to counteract sexual violence, harassment and assault.
The Government of Sweden takes action against sexual violence and harassment
The #metoo movement in Sweden strongly demonstrates that more needs to be done to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence in workplaces and society at large. The Swedish Government requires all employers to take responsibility for a secure work environment. In the area of work environment and discrimination there are already many tools and relevant legislation, but the power and size of the petitions show that there are deficiencies in compliance with the regulations. For this reason, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér have met with the labour market and union partners, and several ministers have in recent weeks convened meetings with heads of government agencies and business leaders in order to focus on the responsibility of employers to counteract sexual violence and harassment.
European Space Agency visit focuses on Sweden’s space industry
The focus will be on the Swedish space industry as State Secretary Karin Röding and a Swedish business delegation visit the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands on Thursday 7 December.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson visits the United States
Urban planning, life sciences, top-class higher education institutions and a meeting with a Nobel laureate – several interesting topics will be on the agenda when Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research, travels to the United States on 27–29 November.
Eight Swedish cabinet ministers to the Social Summit in Gothenburg
The Prime Minister, together with the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has invited to a social summit focusing on the promotion of Fair Jobs and growth, in Gothenburg on Friday 17 November. Heads of State and heads of Governments together with other EU-member ministers will be in place.
Media invitation: Ministerial meeting in Södertälje on the role of education and training in labour market establishment
Media representatives are welcome to take part when EU ministers meet in Södertälje to discuss the role of education and training in challenges facing the labour market. Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström will host the meeting.
Anna Ekström to visit India
High-level international meetings, education projects for Indian school children, women’s education and skills supply – these are part of the programme for Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström when she visits India on 1–3 November.
Anna Ekström to accompany the national vocational team to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017
On 14–19 October, the WorldSkills Competition will be held in in the United Arab Emirates. Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström will accompany the Swedish vocational team to Abu Dhabi and take part in a ministerial meeting on vocational training being held at the same time.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson to visit Indonesia and Singapore
International cooperation between higher education institutions and world-class teacher training programmes are the focus as Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson travels to Indonesia and Singapore on 3–6 October.