Ministry of Education and Research

The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for the Government’s education and research policies. The Ministry works on issues including school performance, conditions for teachers and study financing.

Responsible ministers

Anna Ekström Minister for Education
Lina Axelsson Kihlblom, Minister for Schools
Lina Axelsson Kihlblom Minister for Schools

News from Ministry of Education and Research

  • Swedish Research Council tasked with providing comprehensive information on support to Ukrainian researchers

    Maria Thuveson, Anna Ekström and Sara Mazur at a press conference
    Maria Thuveson, Deputy Director General at the The Swedish Research Council, Anna Ekström, Minister for Education and Sara Mazur, Director Strategic Research at the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    Displaced Ukrainian researchers need support during Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine. Swedish higher education institutions and research funding bodies have already launched a number of support initiatives. The Government has now tasked the Swedish Research Council with providing comprehensive information about support available to researchers who leave Ukraine and come to Sweden.

  • The Government encourages Swedish higher education institutions and research funders to stop cooperating with state institutions in Russia and Belarus

    Minister for Education Anna Ekström
    Minister for Education Anna Ekström Photo: Ninni Andersson/The Government Offices

    The Government encourages higher education institutions and research funders to immediately stop all contact and cooperation with state institutions in Russia and Belarus and to not initiate any new contacts or commitments. This was conveyed by the Minister for Education Anna Ekström at a press briefing on Wednesday 2 March.

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