New Education Minister Tobias Krantz

Tobias Krantz of the Liberal Party will become Sweden’s next Minister for Higher Education and Research. On a press conference in Stockholm, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Minister for Education, Jan Björklund, told reporters that Krantz will replace Lars Leijonborg who had announced his demission last week.

Having been a member of parliament since 2002, Krantz is being described as the architect of the centre-right government’s education policy. Krantz told reporters during the press conference his aim was to lift Swedish high schools onto world class level. (ah)