State Secretary to Helene Hellmark Knutsson

Malin Cederfeldt Östberg is State Secretary to the Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson. State Secretaries are politically appointed senior officials at the Government Offices who lead the work of a ministry directly under the head of the ministry or another minister. State Secretaries are responsible for planning and coordination.

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Malin Cederfeldt Östberg
State Secretary Malin Cederfeldt Östberg Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

CV Malin Cederfeldt Östberg

Areas of responsibility

  • Higher education
  • Research

Personal

Born in 1976. Lives in Tullinge.

Education

2000
Bachelor's degree in political science, Umeå University

1995
Natural science programme, Hässleholm Technical School

Positions and assignments

2018–
State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Research

2016–2018
Deputy Head of Department, Policy Coordination Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office

2014–2016
Political Adviser, Policy Coordination Secretariat, 
Prime Minister's Office

2011–2014
Researcher, Secretariat of the National Board of the Swedish Social Democratic Party

2008–2011
Political Secretary, the Swedish Social Democratic 
Party in the Riksdag

2007–2008
Senior Consultant, Diplomat PR 

2003–2006
Political Adviser, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

2000–2003
Political Secretary, Huddinge Municipality 

1997–1998
Full-time salaried position as student union politician,
Umeå Student Union

Assignments

2000–2001
Chair of the Social Democratic Students of Sweden

1999–2000
Member of the board of the Social Democratic Students of Sweden

1998–1999
Member of the board of the Swedish National 
Union of Students