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Helene Hellmark Knutsson to visit Indonesia and Singapore


International cooperation between higher education institutions and world-class teacher training programmes are the focus as Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson travels to Indonesia and Singapore on 3–6 October.

In Indonesia, Ms Hellmark Knutsson will meet Minister for Technology, Research and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir to discuss international cooperation on higher education and research. She will also visit a university, and meet students and representatives of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences and other actors in research and innovation. The trip is a follow-up of the State Visit in May 2017.

Singapore's teacher training programmes are outstanding, and the country tops international assessments of student achievement. Ms Hellmark Knutsson will meet Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung and visit the National Institute of Education to learn about Singapore's work on teacher recruitment and lifelong learning, and the reform efforts behind these. She will also meet the Science Council of Singapore and visit the prominent Nanyang Technological University, where Swede Professor Bertil Andersson is President.

Ms Hellmark Knutsson will travel with a delegation consisting of the Swedish Research Council and representatives of six Swedish higher education institutions.

Please contact Helena Paues for more information.


Helena Paues
Press Secretary to Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00