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.
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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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Research cooperation the focus as Helene Hellmark Knutsson receives China’s research minister
On Thursday 31 August, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, is hosting a meeting with Wan Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology. A cooperation agreement on research will be signed during the meeting.
Regnér took part in launch of gender equality web portal for newly arrived children and young people
On Thursday 6 April 2017, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér inaugurated the multilingual Youmo.se website that provides information about health, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Speech by Helene Helmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research, at the 2nd China Sweden Health Forum
Beijing, 13 June 2017. Check against delivery.
Speech by Helene Helmark Knutsson Minister for Higher Education and Research at The 5th European Women Rectors Conference
Brussels 29 may 2017. Check against delivery.
Fact sheet: Gender equal higher education institutions
In Sweden, there are 31 public-sector universities and university colleges, and some fifteen private education providers at which 400 000 people are studying. In 2015, these higher education institutions had a turnover of SEK 67 billion and employed 75 000 people. An activity that is so extensive and vital to society needs active and forceful gender equality efforts to ensure that everyone is given equal opportunities to conduct research and get an education, regardless of gender.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson to lead higher education delegation to China
Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will visit Beijing and Shanghai in China on 11–16 June. The aim of the visit is to highlight Sweden as a nation of education and research, and to promote the internationalisation of higher education and research.
Focus on space industry when Helene Hellmark Knutsson visits US
On 21–25 May, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will travel to California, USA, to visit world-leading actors in research and industry in the field of space. The aim is to learn about the latest developments in the space sector and collect knowledge for the Government’s work to produce a Swedish space strategy. During her trip, Ms Hellmark Knutsson will also visit NASA’s Ames Research Centre and the Mojave Air and Space Port.
Gustav Fridolin to take part in Nordic annual review with UNESCO in Paris
Today, Thursday 11 May, Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin is in Paris to take part in an annual dialogue on and follow-up of the financial support that Sweden, via the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has given to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).