Anna Ekström

Minister for Education

Ministry of Education and Research

“Sweden will be a beacon for freedom of research. Education at higher education institutions and adult education must maintain high quality. The new financial assistance for mid-career transitions allows us to create a historic security and freedom reform in the Swedish labour market, which will strengthen skills supply and give professionals the opportunity to study and make mid-life career changes.”

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  • Anna Ekström to visit the UK

    Minister for Education Anna Ekström and Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences, Lord Kamall have signed a memorandum of understanding on life sciences between Sweden and the UK.
    Minister for Education Anna Ekström and Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences, Lord Kamall have signed a memorandum of understanding on life sciences between Sweden and the UK. Photo: Mark Earthy/Embassy of Sweden in London

    Minister for Education Anna Ekström will visit the UK on 26–27 May alongside the King and Queen. Ms Ekström’s programme includes visits to AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge, a speech at the Impact sustainability event in London, and signing a memorandum of understanding on life sciences between Sweden and the UK.

  • 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.

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