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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Minister for Education on the Swedish decision to not close down schools
At a press briefing on June 11, Minister for Education Anna Ekström explained the Swedish decision to not close down the entire school system.
Crisis package for jobs and transition
The Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are now presenting further measures to alleviate the impact of the virus outbreak on jobs and the economy in Sweden. The ongoing virus outbreak is having a major impact on the Swedish economy and many people have become, or risk becoming, unemployed. To alleviate the impact on the labour market, a crisis package for jobs and transition is now being presented.
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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Government launches new space strategy
“Swedish aerospace activities have a strong position in the world, thanks to research excellence and successful industry. We will continue on this path. Investment in space activities is ultimately an investment in our planet,” says Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson.
Minister presents new space strategy at a press briefing in Solna
Helene Hellmark Knutsson will present the Government’s strategy for Swedish space activities at a press briefing at the Swedish National Space Board in Solna. Media representatives are welcome to attend.
Speech by Helene Helmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Swedish American Life Science Summit, House of Sweden
Washington, 12 April 2018. Check against delivery.
Research minister to take part in Swedish-American life science conference in Washington DC
On 11–12 April, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will be in the US to take part in the Swedish-American Life Science Summit (SALSS).
Sweden to host conference with youth perspective on 17–18 April, celebrating 25 years of fruitful Barents cooperation
Stakeholders from the Barents region will meet in Luleå to invigorate the youth perspective in the development of our societies and the future of the Barents region. The conference ‘25 years of Barents cooperation – youth perspective for the future’ will bring together some 150 participants from governments, counties and local administrations, young people and experts. The objective is to put the youth perspective at the heart of discussions and explore opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the Barents region.
Brexit in focus when Helene Hellmark Knutsson visits the UK
On 19–20 March, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson will visit Oxford and London. The purpose of her visit is to meet UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Sam Gyimah to discuss forms of future research collaboration and exchanges in the life sciences and other research infrastructure in the shadow of Brexit.
Reforms for greater knowledge the focus as Anna Ekström visits Ottawa and Toronto
Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström will be in Canada from 4 to 7 February.
Internationalisation of Swedish Higher Education and Research – A Strategic Agenda
Summary of the report of the Inquiry on increased internationalisation of higher education institutions.
Anna Ekström to visit Vilnius and Riga
Vocational education and training, ministerial meetings and panel discussions on women’s leadership – these are some of the programme points when Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia and Lithuania on 15–17 January.
Gustav Fridolin key person in launch of new global sexuality education programme
Sexuality education and reproductive health on the agenda when Minister for Education participates in launch of UNESCO’s new handbook for sexuality education during visit to South Africa and Zambia on 12–16 January.