State Secretary to Matilda Ernkrans

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Stefan Engström is state secretary to Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans. 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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State Secretary Stefan Engström
State Secretary Stefan Engström Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Areas of responsibility

• Higher education
• Research
• Student finance
• Space issues

Personal

Stefan Engström was born in 1970.

Education

2012
Bachelor’s degree in economic history, political science
and social anthropology, Stockholm University

1989
Natural sciences programme, Palmcrantz Upper Secondary
School, Östersund

Positions and assignments

2020–
State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Research

2017–2020
Director of Planning and Chief of Staff, Ministry of Finance

2017
Political Adviser, Ministry of Finance

2016–2017
Acting CEO/Head of Communications, Swedish Performing
Arts Association

2011–2016
Head of Communications, Swedish Library Association

2007–2011
Political Adviser, Swedish Social Democratic Party

2004–2006
Director of Planning, Ministry of Sustainable Development

2002–2004
Political Adviser/Press Secretary, Ministry of Justice

2000–2002
Political Adviser, Ministry of Industry, Employment and
Communications

2000
Official, Ministry for Foreign Affairs