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Helene Hellmark Knutsson in Rome

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Today, Monday 13 June, Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson is in the Italian capital, Rome, to visit the Swedish Institute in Rome’s archaeological excavations in the Etruscan town of Acquarossa. The purpose of the visit is to gain deeper insight into the activities of the Swedish Institute in Rome, and its importance to Swedish research in the humanities.

"Many of the major questions that relate to the development of society typically touch on many different areas of knowledge; they are embedded in political, cultural and social circumstances. The Swedish Institute in Rome can therefore contribute to ongoing development towards an important and much-needed internationalisation of research in the humanities, not least linked to the major global challenges in society that we are facing," says Ms Hellmark Knutsson.

The Swedish Institute in Rome is a foundation established in 1926 with the objective of spreading knowledge in Swedish cultural life about classical culture in the Mediterranean region. The aim of the Institute is also to promote Swedish research in the humanities and teaching, mainly in classical scholarship, classical languages, history, history of art, architecture and conservation.

Programme Monday

  • A tour of the exhibition on the Swedish Institute in Rome's archaeological excavations in Etruria at the National Etruscan Museum in Viterbo.
  • A visit to Mayor of Viterbo Leonardo Michelini.
  • A tour of the Swedish Institute in Rome's excavation site at Acquarossa.

Press contact

Maria Soläng
Press Secretary to Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00