Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (Conservative Party)

Born: 1978

As Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (Conservative Party) is responsible for implementing the government’s policies on the primary, secondary, tertiary vocational and higher education sectors, as well as on kindergartens, cultural schools, vocational education and training and adult learning . He is also responsible for government policy on research.


Master Degree:  Political Science, University of Oslo (UiO)

Cand. Mag Degree:  History of Ideas and Media Studies (UiO)


Member of Parliament (Stortinget) representing the county Telemark and the Conservative Party from 2009.

Member of the working commitee for the Conservative Party from 2010.

Journalist in the local newspapers Varden and Porsgrunns Dagblad.

Project work for thinktank Civita 2008-2009

Editor, Journal Minerva 2008-2009

Aid Political Secretary