Content about education and research
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Speech by Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research, at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development
May 19, 2021. Check against delivery.
Fact sheet: Education for sustainable development
The 2030 Agenda is a plan of action for universal and sustainable environmental, social and economic development. It is made up of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4 emphasises quality education as a prerequisite for sustainable societies and lifestyles.
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 will lead Sweden’s delegation at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development.
Statement from Anna Ekström and Matilda Ernkrans regarding the defamation verdict against two Polish Holocaust researchers
A Polish court has ordered two Holocaust researchers to apologise for information in a research report published in 2018 on the fate of Jews in German-occupied Poland in 1939–1945.
Matilda Ernkrans takes part in event marking start of UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans is taking part in a high-level meeting today, Wednesday 3 February. Participants have been convened by UNESCO to mark the start of the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which starts in 2021.
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.
Matilda Ernkrans attends European Higher Education Area ministerial conference
Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans is attending a ministerial conference on the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) today, Thursday 19 November. The agenda includes discussions on higher education in Europe and the adoption of the Rome Ministerial Communiqué. Ms Ernkrans will also deliver a speech.
Sweden’s national life sciences strategy and COVID-19
Sweden’s national life sciences strategy was launched in late December 2019 to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of Sweden as a life sciences nation.
Sweden’s national life sciences strategy
"Sweden aims to be a leading life sciences nation. Life sciences contribute to improving health and quality of life of the population, ensuring economic prosperity, advancing the country as a leading knowledge nation and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."
Matilda Ernkrans attends ministerial conference on European Research Area
Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans is attending a conference on the future European Research Area (ERA) today, Tuesday 20 October. The agenda includes the ERA, freedom of research and the adoption of the Bonn Declaration. Ms Ernkrans will attend digitally.