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 invests in space – Esrange to have testbed
The Esrange Space Centre should remain a strategic resource for national and international research, and the Government and the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) are therefore investing SEK 80 million in a new test facility at the centre in Kiruna.
New procedure for handling alleged research misconduct
Alleged research misconduct should not be investigated by research organisations themselves, but rather by the new independent Research Misconduct Board. This is the Government’s proposal referred for consideration to the Council on Legislation.
Government wants to welcome US guest environment and climate researchers
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.
How ESS will lead the research community – the Government launches a new strategy for the Lund facility
“Advanced research in materials and life sciences is essential for tackling our major social challenges. ESS and MAX IV in Lund are two internationally unique research infrastructure facilities. But to become an internationally leading centre, we need clearer objectives, more efficient coordination and an overarching vision. This is why the Government has drawn up an ESS strategy,” says Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson.
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.