The Minister of Education and Research Kristin Halvorsen (Soc.)


Born: 1960

The Minister of Education and research is responsible for kindergarten, education and research.

Education:
Social Education, intermediate subject 1981
Criminology, elementary courses 1982

Work Experience

2005 - 2009

Minister of Finance 

1997  -2011

Leader of the Socialist Left Party of Norway

1989 -

Member of Parliament (Stortinget) representing Oslo

2001 – 2005

Member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs

2001 – 2005

Member of the Parliament's delegation in connection with the European Parliament

1997 – 2001

Member of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs

1997 – 2001

Member of the Consulting Agency Regarding EEC matters

1989 – 1997

Member of the Standing Committee on Finance

Other
Other activities include Deputy Member of the Committee on Ex-Gratia Payment of Compensation (1996) and Observer at the United Nation General Meeting (1985).