Jukka Gustafsson

Jukka Tapani Gustafsson (born 2 January 1947) is a Finnish politician. A Social Democrat, he has represented the electoral district of Pirkanmaa in the Parliament of Finland since 1987.[1]

Jukka Gustafsson
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Member of the Parliament
Assumed office
21 March 1987
Minister of Education
In office
22 June 2011 – 23 May 2013
Preceded byHenna Virkkunen
Succeeded byKrista Kiuru
Personal details
Born2 January 1947 (1947-01-02) (age 74)
Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland
Political partySocial Democratic Party of Finland


Gustafsson was born in Turku. He graduated as Master of Social Science in 1976. He served as principal of the Murikka Institute for ten years before being elected to the Parliament in 1987.[1]

In the Parliament, Gustafsson chaired the Employment and Equality Committee from 2003 to 2007. Outside of politics, he served as vice president of the Football Association of Finland from 1991 to 2006. In June 2011, he was appointed Minister of Education to Jyrki Katainen's cabinet.[1] He had to resign from the government in May 2013 when the Social Democratic Party replaced him with Krista Kiuru.[2]

Gustafsson is currently member of the Grand Committee and the Education and Culture Committee of the Parliament. In addition, he has been member of the City Council of Tampere since 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Jukka Gustafsson Parliament of Finland (in Finnish). Retrieved on January 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Korpelainen, Lore: Kiurusta uusi opetusministeri Yle. May 17, 2013. Retrieved on January 21, 2017.

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