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Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Higher Education and Research.

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Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Higher Education and Research.

Remains at Karolinska Institutet to be returned

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The Government today decided to return human remains from Karolinska Institutet to New Zealand and French Polynesia.

“The task of academics and politicians is not to hide embarrassing parts of our history; rather it is to ensure that they are never ever repeated. It is important that these remains reach the correct recipients who will take care of them with dignity. Any future cases must be dealt with more promptly by the higher education institutions in question,” says Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson.

In New Zealand the remains will be taken care of by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, which was given a mandate by the Government of New Zealand in 2003 to establish a repatriation programme.

In French Polynesia the remains will be taken care of by Te Tupuna Te Tura, a non-profit organisation that is working to repatriate remains and that is familiar to some in Sweden, having previously received similar materials from Uppsala University.

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Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Higher Education and Research.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Higher Education and Research.