Minister for Higher Education and Research
“Regardless of where you live in our country, there must be good opportunities for further education. We will make sure that the situation for Sweden’s students is good and that they feel secure while studying. We are investing in education and research to build a stronger society.”
News from Matilda Ernkrans
Matilda Ernkrans takes part in UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development
On 17–19 May, Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans lead Sweden’s delegation at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development.
Considerable boost for Swedish research
The Government’s Research and Innovation Bill outlines the direction of Sweden’s research policy over the next four years. The resources will increase considerably already next year to tackle major societal challenges and safeguard freedom of research. The aim is for Sweden to be one of the world’s foremost research and innovation countries and a prominent knowledge nation. The appropriation will increase by SEK 3.4 billion in 2021. The estimated investments in 2022, 2023 and 2024 are around SEK 3.2. billion, SEK 3.3 billion and SEK 3.75 billion respectively. Research and innovation are needed to restart the economy and build skills, competitiveness and welfare.