Earlier State Secretary Bjørn Haugstad (Conservative Party)
Bjørn Haugstad was appointed State Secretary to the Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen on 16 October 2013 until 22 February 2018.
State Secretary Bjørn Haugstad holds a doctorate from Oxford University, with thesis on strategy realization in knowledge intensive organizations. He also holds a Master of Science in Industrial Economics from NTNU, and an intermediate subject of Economics from the same place.
Haugstad has been research director at the University of Oslo from 2009 until 2013, and comes from a position as Director General of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
Haugstad was State Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Research 2001-2005.