Gudmund Hernes

Gudmund Hernes
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Minister of Health and Social Affairs
In office
22 December 1995 â€“ 17 October 1997
Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland
Thorbjørn Jagland
Preceded by Werner Christie
Succeeded by Dagfinn Høybråten
Minister of Education and Research
In office
3 November 1990 â€“ 22 December 1995
Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded by Einar Steensnæs
Succeeded by Reidar Sandal
Personal details
Born (1941-03-25) 25 March 1941 (age 79)
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Helga Hernes (unknown period)
Charlotte Haug (2008-)
Children Stein Hernes

Gudmund Hernes (born 25 March 1941 in Trondheim) is a Norwegian professor and politician for the Labour Party. He was the state secretary to the Secretariat for Long-Term Planning 1980-1981, Minister of Education and Research and Ministry of Church and Cultural Affairs (church affairs) 1990, Minister of Education, Research and Church Affairs 1991-1995 and Minister of Health and Social Affairs (health affairs) 1995-1996 and 1996-1997.[1]

Gudmund Hernes got his PhD in sociology at Johns Hopkins University in 1971. He became a professor at the University of Bergen in 1971, and later at the University of Oslo. He has been a Fellow at The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (1974–75) and Visiting Professor at Harvard University in 1986 and 1990.[2]

From 1999-2005 he was the Director of UNESCO's International Institute of Educational Planning in Paris, and UNESCO's Coordinator on HIV/AIDS.[3]

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[4] the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters[1], and The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research [2]. Gudmund Hernes is researcher at the Fafo Institute in Oslo, and Adjunct Professor at BI Norwegian Business School.[5] During 2006-2011 he was president of The International Social Science Council [3] From 2017 he has been the Chair of the University Board (Konsistorium) at Uppsala University. Hernes is an honorary doctor at Umeå University [4] and the University of Bergen. Among his other awards are an Honorary Member of the Norwegian Fulbright Association, The Honorary Price of the Norwegian Sociological Association and Honorary Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology. He has been a columnist in several Norwegian papers, and for the last thirteen years in the Norwegian Weekly Morgenbladet.


Political offices
Preceded by
Einar Steensnæs
Norwegian Minister of Education and Research
Succeeded by
Reidar Sandal
Preceded by
Werner Christie
Norwegian Minister of Health
Succeeded by
Dagfinn Høybråten