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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Matilda Ernkrans took part in event marking start of UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans took part in a high-level meeting Wednesday 3 February. Participants have been convened by UNESCO to mark the start of the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which starts in 2021.
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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Matilda Ernkrans to visit Hannover Messe and meet German Minister of Education and Research
On Sunday 31 March, Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans will travel to Germany to visit Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair. Ms Ernkrans will meet Germany’s Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek and others.
OECD raises gaps in new report
The OECD presents its new report on the Swedish economy today. In the report, the OECD notes that Sweden has a stable economy and strong state finances, but also points to problems with increasing income gaps and the need to reduce gaps in schools to improve school performance.
Invitation to press conference and seminar on new OECD report
On 29 March, the Ministry of Finance will host a press conference and follow-up seminar to present the most recent OECD Economic Survey of Sweden. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Education Anna Ekström and experts from the OECD and Sweden will take part in the seminar. Ms Andersson and Mr Gurría will hold a press conference before the seminar. The press conference and parts of the seminar will be held in English.
British citizens to be exempt from tuition fees after Brexit
A temporary exemption from application and tuition fees at institutions of higher education will be introduced for certain British citizens to mitigate the consequences of the United Kingdom leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.
New state secretaries at the Government Offices
The Government today appointed 31 state secretaries at the Government Offices. Former state secretaries have been dismissed from their positions. Most of the state secretaries have previously held corresponding positions at the Government Offices.
· Press release from Amanda Lind, Anders Ygeman, Anna Ekström , Hans Dahlgren, Ibrahim Baylan, Jennie Nilsson, Lena Hallengren, Magdalena Andersson, Matilda Ernkrans, Mikael Damberg, Morgan Johansson, Peter Hultqvist, Stefan Löfven, Tomas Eneroth, Government, Government Offices, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment, Prime Minister's Office
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.