"We have gone from big jumps to small bumps" in Sweden's research policy, says Mats Benner. He is professor of research policy and rector at the School of Economics at Lund University. Sweden was long seen as a pioneering country in this area, but now many believe that politics is too divided.
Next year, the government will present a new research proposal, which will describe the research policy for the next four years. Mats Benner and Jacob Färnert, SFS chairman, discuss what we need to do to become a leading country again.