Ministry of Education and Research

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

Responsible ministers

Gustav Fridolin Minister for Education
Helene Hellmark Knutsson Minister for Higher Education and Research
Anna Ekström Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

News from Ministry of Education and Research

  • Government wants to welcome US guest environment and climate researchers

    Minister för högre utbildning och forskning Helene Hellmark Knutsson
    Minister för högre utbildning och forskning Helene Hellmark Knutsson Foto: Kristian Pohl/Regeringskansliet

    Climate change is one of the Government’s top-three issues, alongside jobs and education. The Government has adopted a guest researcher programme under which US environment and climate researchers can be invited to conduct research in Sweden for a period of up to three years.

  • The Government launches a new strategy for ESS

    Energy, food, pharmaceutical products and packaging are some of the important fields of research in which the European Spallation Source (ESS) and MAX IV could provide scientific breakthroughs. In a written communication to the Riksdag, the Government has now presented a national strategy for Sweden's work at the research facilities.

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.

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).

25 years of fruitful Barents cooperation - Sweden to host conference with youth perspective

On 17-18 April, 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. Swedish Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström will host the conference, which will be arranged by the Swedish Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council in cooperation with Norrbotten County.

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.

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