Helene Hellmark Knutsson

Helene Hellmark Knutsson

Minister for Higher Education and Research

Ministry of Education and Research

“Knowledge is the foundation of positive societal change and our primary means of competing internationally. Sweden must compete on the basis of knowledge and skills – not low wages.”

News from Helene Hellmark Knutsson

  • 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

    Helene Hellmark Knutsson presenting new space strategy at press briefing.
    Helene Hellmark Knutsson presenting new space strategy. Foto: Klas-Herman Lundgren/Regeringskansliet

    “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.

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

Speech by Helene Hellmark Knutsson at the Meeting of Nordic Higher Arts Educations

"In the Nordic countries, we share a belief in academic freedom and institutional autonomy. This is important to highlight and work for in times like these, when such fundamental values are threatened elsewhere."

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).

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.

Helene Hellmark Knutsson visits the United States

Urban planning, life sciences, top-class higher education institutions and a meeting with a Nobel laureate – several interesting topics will be on the agenda when Helene Hellmark Knutsson travels to the United States on 27–29 November.

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