Ministry of Education and Research (Norway)

Royal Ministry of Education and Research
Det kongelige kunnskapsdepartement
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Agency overview
Formed 1814; 206 years ago (1814)
Jurisdiction Government of Norway
Headquarters Oslo
Ministers responsible
Website regjeringen.no/kd

The Royal Ministry of Education and Research (Norwegian: Det kongelige kunnskapsdepartement, lit. "Royal Department of Knowledge"; short name Kunnskapsdepartementet) is a Norwegian government ministry responsible for education, research and kindergartens. The ministry was established in 1814 as the Royal Ministry of Church and Education Affairs.

The current Minister of Education and Integration is Guri Melby of the Liberal Party and the current Minister of Research and Higher Education is Henrik Asheim of the Conservative Party.

The department reports to the legislature (Stortinget). Traditionally this ministry was also responsible for church affairs, but this function was transferred to the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs in 2002.

History

The ministry was established in 1814, following the dissolution of the united kingdom of Denmark–Norway, in which the joint central government administration of the two formally separate but closely integrated kingdoms had been based in Copenhagen. Originally named the Ministry of Church and Education Affairs, the ministry was the first of six government ministries established in 1814, and was also known as the First Ministry. The other ministries were the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Police, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of War. Although Norway was in a loose personal union with Sweden with a common foreign and defence policy until 1905, church and education policy was entirely the domain of the respective national governments.

Organisations

Political staff[1]

Departments

  • Department of Administration and Development
  • Department of Early Childhood Education and Care[2]
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Governance and Finance
  • Department of Higher Education
  • Department of Policy Analysis, Lifelong Learning and International Affairs
  • Department of Research
  • The Communication Unit

Subsidiaries

The following government agencies are subordinate to the ministry:[3]

Universities

Specialised Colleges

Regional University Colleges

Limited companies

Ministers of Education

Key

  Christian Democratic Party
  Conservative Party
  Agrarian / Centre Party
  Labour Party
  Socialist Left Party
  Liberal Party
  Free-minded Liberal Party
  Independent

Ministers of Education and Church Affairs (1884–1945)

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Elias Blix OB.SZ01291.jpg Elias Blix Liberal 26 June 1884 15 August 1885 1 year, 50 days Sverdrup
Jakob Sverdrup.png Jakob Sverdrup Liberal 15 August 1885 1 November 1886 1 year, 78 days Sverdrup
Elias Blix OB.SZ01291.jpg Elias Blix Liberal 1 November 1886 24 February 1888 1 year, 115 days Sverdrup
Jakob Sverdrup.png Jakob Sverdrup Liberal 24 February 1888 13 July 1889 1 year, 139 days Sverdrup
Jacob Aall Bonnevie.jpg Jacob Aall Bonnevie Conservative 13 July 1889 6 March 1891 1 year, 236 days Stang I
21419 Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen cropped.jpg Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen Liberal 6 March 1891 15 July 1892 1 year, 131 days Steen I
Carl Berner.PNG Carl Berner Liberal 15 July 1892 2 May 1893 291 days Steen I
Anton Chr. Bang.jpg Anton Christian Bang Conservative 2 May 1893 27 April 1895 1 year, 360 days Stang II
Emil Stang by Klem.png Emil Stang Conservative 27 April 1895 14 October 1895 170 days Stang II
Jakob Sverdrup.png Jakob Sverdrup Liberal 14 October 1895 17 February 1898 2 years, 126 days Hagerup I
21419 Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen cropped.jpg Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen Liberal 17 February 1898 22 October 1903 5 years, 247 days Steen II
Blehr I
Blank.JPG Hans Nilsen Hauge Conservative 22 October 1903 13 March 1905 1 year, 142 days Hagerup II
Christopher Knudsen.jpg Christopher Knudsen Conservative 13 March 1905 27 January 1906 320 days Michelsen
Otto jensen.jpg Otto Jensen Independent 27 January 1906 23 October 1907 1 year, 269 days Michelsen
Abraham Theodor Berge, 1912, L. Szacinski (firmaet), Oslo Museum, OB.SZ22556.jpg Abraham Berge Liberal 23 October 1907 19 March 1908 148 days Løvland
KarlSeip1855.jpg Karl Seip Liberal 19 March 1908 8 July 1909 1 year, 111 days Knudsen I
Knut johannes hougen.jpg Johannes Hougen Liberal 8 July 1909 2 February 1910 209 days Knudsen I
Just Qvigstad.jpg Just Qvigstad Conservative 2 February 1910 20 February 1912 2 years, 18 days Konow
Edvard liljedahl cropped.jpg Edvard Liljedahl Free-minded Liberal 20 February 1912 31 January 1913 346 days Bratlie
Aasulv Bryggesaa.jpg Aasulv Bryggesaa Liberal 31 January 1913 26 October 1915 2 years, 296 days Knudsen II
J. Løvland - no-nb digifoto 20160420 00234 NB NS NM 10313 (cropped).jpg Jørgen Løvland Liberal 26 October 1915 21 June 1920 4 years, 239 days Knudsen II
Nils Riddervold Jensen.jpg Nils Riddervold Jensen Conservative 21 June 1920 22 June 1921 1 year, 1 day B. Halvorsen I
Martin olsen nalum.jpg Martin Olsen Nalum Liberal 22 June 1921 6 March 1923 1 year, 257 days Blehr II
Ivar b saelen.jpg Ivar B. Sælen Conservative 6 March 1923 8 December 1923 277 days B. Halvorsen II
Berge
Karl Sanne.jpg Karl Sanne Conservative 8 December 1923 25 July 1924 230 days Berge
Ivar petterson tveiten.jpg Ivar P. Tveiten Liberal 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 1 year, 223 days Mowinckel I
Wilhelm christian magelssen.jpg Wilhelm Christian Magelssen Conservative 5 March 1926 25 December 1927 1 year, 295 days Lykke
Ole Ludvig Baeroe.jpg Ole Bærøe Conservative 25 December 1927 28 January 1928 34 days Lykke
Olav Martinus Steinnes.jpg Olav Steinnes Labour 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 18 days Hornsrud
Sigvald mathias hasund cropped.jpg Sigvald M. Hasund Liberal 15 February 1928 12 May 1931 3 years, 86 days Mowinckel II
Nils tradal.jpg Nils Trædal Agrarian 12 May 1931 3 March 1933 1 year, 295 days Kolstad
Hundseid
Knut liestol.jpg Knut Liestøl Liberal 3 March 1933 20 March 1935 2 years, 17 days Mowinckel III
Hjelmtveit L 4161Fo30141706070010 32.jpg Nils Hjelmtveit Labour 20 March 1935 25 June 1945 10 years, 97 days Nygaardsvold

Ministers of Education and Church Affairs (1945–1990)

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Blank.JPG Kaare Fostervoll Labour 25 June 1945 28 June 1948 3 years, 3 days Gerhardsen I-II
Blank.JPG Lars Moen Labour 28 June 1948 9 December 1953 5 years, 164 days Gerhardsen II
Torp
31613 Birger Bergersen cropped.jpg Birger Bergersen Labour 9 December 1953 23 April 1960 6 years, 136 days Torp
Gerhardsen III
Helge sivertsen ob f06471b cropped.jpg Helge Sivertsen Labour 23 April 1960 28 August 1963 3 years, 127 days Gerhardsen III
Blank.JPG Olaf Kortner LIberal 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 28 days Lyng
Helge sivertsen ob f06471b cropped.jpg Helge Sivertsen Labour 25 September 1963 12 October 1965 2 years, 17 days Gerhardsen IV
KjellBondevik2.png Kjell Bondevik Christian Democratic 12 October 1965 17 March 1971 5 years, 156 days Borten
70289 Bjartmar Gjerde.jpg Bjartmar Gjerde Labour 17 March 1971 18 October 1972 1 year, 215 days Bratteli I
Blank.JPG Anton Skulberg Centre 18 October 1972 16 October 1973 363 days Korvald
70289 Bjartmar Gjerde.jpg Bjartmar Gjerde Labour 16 October 1973 15 January 1976 2 years, 91 days Bratteli II
Blank.JPG Kjølv Egeland Labour 15 January 1976 8 October 1979 3 years, 266 days Nordli
Einar forde cropped.jpg Einar Førde Labour 8 October 1979 14 October 1981 2 years, 6 days Nordli
Brundtland I
Blank.JPG Tore Austad Conservative 14 October 1981 8 June 1983 1 year, 237 days Willoch I
(Bilden ar tagen vid Nordiska radets session i Oslo, 2003) (1).jpg Kjell Magne Bondevik Christian Democratic 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 2 years, 335 days Willoch II
Blank.JPG Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl Labour 9 May 1986 13 June 1988 2 years, 35 days Brundtland II
Blank.JPG Mary Kvidal Labour 13 June 1988 16 October 1989 1 year, 125 days Brundtland II
Blank.JPG Einar Steensnæs Christian Democratic 16 October 1989 1 January 1990 77 days Syse

Ministers of Education and Research (1990–present)

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Blank.JPG Einar Steensnæs Christian Democratic 1 January 1990 3 November 1990 306 days Syse [4]
Gudmund Hernes2.JPG Gudmund Hernes Labour 3 November 1990 22 December 1995 5 years, 52 days Brundtland III [5]
Reidar Sandal - Norges Bank Årstale (174942).jpg Reidar Sandal Labour 22 December 1995 17 October 1997 1 year, 299 days Brundtland III
Jagland
[5]
Blank.JPG Jon Lilletun Christian Democratic 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I [6]
Kulturminister Trond Giske pÃ¥ Ã¥pningen av Rockheim.jpg Trond Giske Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I [7]
Kristin Clemet.jpg Kristin Clemet Conservative 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 363 days Bondevik II [8]
Oeystein Djupedal, kunskapsminister Norge, innan undervisningsministermotet i Kopenhamn 2006-09-01.jpg Øystein Djupedal Socialist Left 17 October 2005 18 October 2007 2 years, 1 day Stoltenberg II [9]
BÃ¥rd Vegar Solhjell - 2010-04-10 at 11-46-06 (1).jpg BÃ¥rd Vegar Solhjell Socialist Left 18 October 2007 20 October 2009 2 years, 2 days Stoltenberg II [9]
Norges finansminister Kristin Halvorsen vid Nordiska Radets session i Helsingfors 2008-10-28 (1).jpg Kristin Halvorsen Socialist Left 20 October 2009 16 October 2013 3 years, 361 days Stoltenberg II [9]
Torbjørn Røe Isaksen Sentralbanksjefens Ã¥rstale 2018 (191730).jpg Torbjørn Røe Isaksen Conservative 16 October 2013 17 January 2018 4 years, 93 days Solberg [10]
Jan Tore Sanner - 2010-05-08 at 10-34-24.jpg Jan Tore Sanner Conservative 17 January 2018 24 January 2020 2 years, 7 days Solberg

[11]

Trine Skei Grande (175428).jpg Trine Skei Grande Liberal 24 January 2020 13 March 2020 49 days Solberg [12]
Guri Melby, Venstre.jpg Guri Melby Liberal 13 March 2020 present 26 days Solberg [13]

Minister of Higher Education

The Minister of Higher Education is responsible for policies regarding higher education. The post was originally established in 2007, before its responsibilities were transferred to the Ministry of Culture. The post was re-established when the Liberal Party joined the Solberg Cabinet in 2018.

Key

  Socialist Left Party
  Liberal Party
  Conservative Party

Ministers

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Tora Aasland (1).jpg Tora Aasland Socialist Left 18 October 2007 23 March 2012 4 years, 157 days Stotlenberg II [9]
Iselin Nybø (V) (9047619417).jpg Iselin Nybø Liberal 17 January 2018 24 January 2020 2 years, 7 days Solberg [14]
Henrik asheim cropped.jpg Henrik Asheim Conservative 24 January 2020 present 75 days Solberg [12]

References

  1. ^ Ministry of Education and Research – Political staff
  2. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. "Organisation". Retrieved 27 June 2007.
  3. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. "Underliggende etater" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 June 2007.
  4. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. ^ a b c d "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Erna Solbergs's Government". Government.no. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  11. ^ "This Is Solberg's New Cabinet". Dagens Næringsliv. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  12. ^ a b "This Is Solberg's Cabinet 4.0". NRK. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Guri Melby (L) New Education Minister and Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen New Fisheries Minister" (in Norwegian). NRK. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  14. ^ "The Liberals In Government". venstre.no. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2020.

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