Ministry of Education and Research (Sweden)

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Ministry of Education and Research
Agency overview
Formed1840 (1840)[1]
Employeesabout 200
Ministers responsible
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The Ministry of Education and Research (Swedish: Utbildningsdepartementet) is a government ministry in Sweden responsible for matters relating to schools, universities, colleges, and research.

Before 1968 the ministry was called the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs.

The ministry offices are located at Drottninggatan 16 in central Stockholm.


The Ministry of Education and Research has a staff of 200. The head of the ministry is the Minister for Education, currently Anna Ekström (S).

Areas of responsibility

  • Education and research
  • Gender equality
  • Policy for civil society
  • Youth policy

Government agencies

The Ministry of Education and Research is principal to the following government agencies:

Schools, children and youth
  • National Agency for Education, or (Skolverket)
  • Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen)
  • Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten)
  • Sami Education Board (Sameskolstyrelsen)
  • Board of Appeal for Education (Skolväsendets överklagandenämnd)
Higher education
  • Public universities and colleges
  • Council for Higher Education, or (Universitets- och högskolerådet)
  • Board of Student Finance, or (Centrala studiestödsnämnden)
  • Higher Education Appeals Board (Överklagandenämnden för högskolan)
  • National Board of Appeal for Student Aid (Överklagandenämnden för studiestöd)
  • Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet)
  • Agency for Higher Vocational Education (Myndigheten för yrkeshögskolan)

Ministers for Higher Education and Research

No. Portrait Minister
Tenure Political party Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1 Lars leijonborg.riksmotet2016.16d759.1340355.jpg Lars Leijonborg
(born 1949)
12 September 2007 17 June 2009 1 year, 278 days Liberal People's Reinfeldt
2 Tobias Krantz, Svenskt Näringsliv 2012.jpg Tobias Krantz
(born 1971)
17 June 2009 5 October 2010 1 year, 110 days Liberal People's
3 Jan Björklund (22352323153).jpg Jan Björklund
(born 1962)
5 October 2010 3 October 2014 3 years, 363 days Liberal People's
4 Helene Hellmark Knutsson 2014-11-06 001.jpg Helene Hellmark Knutsson
(born 1969)
3 October 2014 21 January 2019 4 years, 110 days Social Democrats Löfven I
5 Socialdemokrat.Matilda Ernkrans 1c301 5956.jpg Matilda Ernkrans
(born 1973)
21 January 2019 Incumbent 1 year, 207 days Social Democrats Löfven II


  1. ^ "Utbildningsdepartementet". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 November 2010. (subscription required)

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Coordinates: 59°19′47.89″N 18°03′55.49″E / 59.3299694°N 18.0654139°E / 59.3299694; 18.0654139

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