Minister for Education (Sweden)

The Minister for Education (Swedish: utbildningsminister) is the education minister of Sweden and the head of the Ministry of Education and Research.

Minister for Education
Statsråd och chef för utbildningsdepartmentet
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Incumbent
Anna Ekström

since 21 January 2019
Ministry of Education and Research
Member ofThe Government
SeatStockholm, Sweden
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Serves as long as the incumbent doesn’t have majority support in the Riksdag or support from the Prime Minister
Formation16 May 1840 (as Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs)
1 January 1968 (as Minister for Education)
6 June 1974 (as Councilor of State and Head of the Ministry of Education and Research)
First holder1840: Albrecht Elof Ihre
1968: Olof Palme
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The current Minister for Education is Anna Ekström of the Social Democrats.

HistoryEdit

As a result of the ministry reform in 1840, the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs (Swedish: Ecklesiastikdepartementet) was instituted. The head of the ministry was the Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs, with the responsibility of culture, the Church of Sweden, research and education. In 1968, the Ministry of Esslesiastical Affairs changed its name to the Ministry of Education and Research (Swedish: Utbildningsdepartmentet). The head of the Ministry of Education and Research is the Minister for Education.

List of officeholdersEdit

Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs (1840—1967)Edit

Minister for Education (1968—present)Edit

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Election Prime Minister
Took office Left office Duration
 Olof Palme
(1927–1986)
1 January 196814 October 19691 year, 286 daysSocial Democratic1968Tage Erlander (S)
 Ingvar Carlsson
(born 1934)
14 October 19692 November 19734 years, 19 daysSocial DemocraticOlof Palme (S)
 Bertil Zachrisson
(born 1926)
2 November 19738 October 19762 years, 341 daysSocial Democratic1973Olof Palme (S)
 Jan-Erik Wikström
(born 1932)
8 October 19768 October 19826 years, 0 daysLiberal People's1976
1979
Thorbjörn Fälldin (C)
(1976 – 1978, 1979–1982)
Ola Ullsten (FP)
(1978 – 1979)
 Lena Hjelm-Wallén
(born 1943)
8 October 198216 October 19853 years, 8 daysSocial Democratic1982Olof Palme (S)
 Lennart Bodström
(1928–2015)
16 October 198529 January 19893 years, 105 daysSocial Democratic1985
1988
Olof Palme (S)
(1985 – 1986)
Ingvar Carlsson (S)
(1986 – 1989)
 Bengt Göransson
(born 1932)
29 January 19893 October 19912 years, 247 daysSocial DemocraticIngvar Carlsson (S)
 Per Unckel
(1948–2011)
3 October 19917 October 19943 years, 4 daysModerate1991Carl Bildt (M)
 Carl Tham
(born 1939)
7 October 19946 October 19983 years, 364 daysSocial Democratic1994Ingvar Carlsson (S)
(1994 – 1996)
Göran Persson (S)
(1996 – 2002)
 Thomas Östros
(born 1965)
6 October 199821 October 20046 years, 15 daysSocial Democratic
2002
Göran Persson (S)
 Leif Pagrotsky
(born 1951)
21 October 20046 October 20061 year, 350 daysSocial DemocraticGöran Persson (S)
 Lars Leijonborg
(born 1949)
6 October 20067 September 2007336 daysLiberal People's2006Fredrik Reinfeldt (M)
 Jan Björklund
(born 1962)
7 September 20073 October 20147 years, 26 daysLiberal People's
2010
Fredrik Reinfeldt (M)
 Gustav Fridolin
(born 1983)
3 October 201421 January 20194 years, 110 daysGreen2014Stefan Löfven (S)
 Anna Ekström
(born 1959)
21 January 2019Incumbent1 year, 279 daysSocial Democratic2018Stefan Löfven (S)