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Minister of Education (Denmark)

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Education Minister of Denmark (Danish: Undervisningsminister, pronounced [ˈɔnɐˌviːˀsneŋsmiˌnistɐ]), or Minister of Education in Denmark, is a Danish minister office currently held by Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil in the Frederiksen Cabinet.

Minister of Education of Denmark
Undervisningsminister
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Incumbent
Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil

since 27 June 2019
Ministry of Education
Member ofDanish Government
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Formation28 April 1916
First holderSøren Keiser-Nielsen
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

The office was created in 1916 when the post Kultus Minister was split up into the posts of Education Minister and Church Minister. The new Church Minister also took over the responsibility for culture from the Culture Minister, a task later transferred to the Minister for Cultural Affairs in 1961. Upon the accession of the Thorning-Schmidt I Cabinet on 3 October 2011 the title was changed from Minister of Education to Minister of Children and Education and on 9 August 2013 the title was changed back to Minister of Education.

List of MinistersEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Government
Took office Left office Duration
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
1Søren Keiser-Nielsen [da]
(1856–1926)
28 April 191630 March 19203 years, 337 daysSocial LiberalsZahle II
2Niels Thorkild Rovsing
(1862–1927)
30 March 19205 April 19206 daysIndependentLiebe
3Peder Jørgen Pedersen [da]
(1870–1962)
5 April 19205 May 192030 daysIndependentFriis
4Jacob Appel [da]
(1866–1931)
5 May 192023 April 19243 years, 354 daysVenstreNeergaard IIIII
5Nina Bang
(1866–1928)
23 April 192414 December 19262 years, 235 daysSocial DemocratsStauning I
6Jens Byskov [da]
(1867–1955)
14 December 192629 April 19292 years, 136 daysVenstreMadsen-Mygdal
7Frederik Borgbjerg [da]
(1866–1936)
30 April 19294 November 19356 years, 189 daysSocial DemocratsStauning II
8Jørgen Jørgensen
(1888–1974)
4 November 19359 November 19427 years, 5 daysSocial LiberalsStauning IIIIVVVI
Buhl I
9A.C. Højberg Christensen [da]
(1888–1972)
9 November 19425 May 19452 years, 177 daysIndependentScavenius
10Axel Hansen [da]
(1877–1960)
5 May 19457 November 1945186 daysSocial LiberalsBuhl II
11Mads R. Hartling [da]
(1885–1960)
7 November 194513 November 19472 years, 6 daysVenstreKristensen
12Hartvig Frisch [da]
(1893–1950)
13 November 194711 February 19502 years, 90 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
13Julius Bomholt
(1896–1969)
22 February 195030 October 1950250 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
14Flemming Hvidbjerg [da]
(1897–1959)
30 October 195030 September 19532 years, 335 daysConservativeEriksen
(13)Julius Bomholt
(1896–1969)
30 September 195328 May 19573 years, 240 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft II
Hansen I
(8)Jørgen Jørgensen
(1888–1974)
28 May 19577 September 19614 years, 102 daysSocial LiberalsHansen II
Kampmann III
15Kristen Helveg Petersen [da]
(1909–1997)
7 September 196126 September 19643 years, 19 daysSocial LiberalsKampmann II
Krag I
16Knud Børge Andersen
(1914–1984)
26 September 19642 February 19683 years, 129 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II
17Helge Larsen [da]
(1915–2000)
2 February 196811 October 19713 years, 251 daysSocial LiberalsBaunsgaard
18Knud Heinesen [da]
(born 1932)
11 October 197127 September 19731 year, 351 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III
Jørgensen I
19Ritt Bjerregaard
(born 1941)
27 September 197319 December 197383 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen I
20Tove Nielsen [da]
(born 1941)
19 December 197313 February 19751 year, 56 daysVenstreHartling
(19)Ritt Bjerregaard
(born 1941)
13 February 19755 January 19793 years, 326 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IIIII
21Dorte Bennedsen [da]
(1938–2016)
5 January 197910 September 19823 years, 248 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IIIIIIV
Minister of Education and Science
(Undervisnings- og forskningsminister)
22Bertel Haarder
(born 1944)
10 September 198225 January 199310 years, 137 daysVenstreSchlüter IIIIIIIV
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
22Ole Vig Jensen [da]
(1936–2016)
25 January 199330 December 19963 years, 340 daysSocial LiberalsP.N. Rasmussen III
Minister of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs
(Undervisnings- og kirkeminister)
22Ole Vig Jensen [da]
(1936–2016)
30 December 199623 March 19981 year, 83 daysSocial LiberalsP.N. Rasmussen III
23Margrethe Vestager
(born 1968)
23 March 199827 November 20013 years, 249 daysSocial LiberalsP.N. Rasmussen IV
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
24Ulla Tørnæs
(born 1962)
27 November 200118 February 20053 years, 83 daysVenstreA.F. Rasmussen I
(22)Bertel Haarder
(born 1944)
18 February 200523 February 20105 years, 5 daysVenstreA.F. Rasmussen IIIII
L.L. Rasmussen I
25Tina Nedergaard
(born 1969)
23 February 20108 March 20111 year, 13 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen I
26Troels Lund Poulsen
(born 1974)
8 March 20113 October 2011209 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen I
Minister of Children and Education
(Børne og undervisningsminister)
27Christine Antorini
(born 1965)
3 October 20113 February 20142 years, 123 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt I
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
27Christine Antorini
(born 1965)
3 February 201428 June 20151 year, 145 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt II
Minister of Children, Education and Equality
(Børne-, undervisnings- og ligestillingsminister)
28Ellen Trane Nørby
(born 1980)
28 June 201528 November 20161 year, 153 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen II
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
29Merete Riisager
(born 1976)
28 November 201627 June 20192 years, 211 daysLiberal AllianceL.L. Rasmussen III
Minister of Children and Education
(Børne- og undervisningsminister)
30Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil
(born 1977)
27 June 2019Incumbent139 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen

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