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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Anna Ekström to attend IHRA meeting in Brussels
On Sunday 19 January, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) will hold a ministerial meeting in Brussels. During the meeting, a Ministerial Declaration will be adopted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Stockholm Declaration. Minister for Education Anna Ekström will represent Sweden.
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.
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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.
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.