Minister of Education (Denmark)

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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

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

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 Ministers[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Government
Took office Left office Duration
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
1
Søren Keiser-Nielsen [da]
Søren Keiser-Nielsen [da]
(1856–1926)
28 April 191630 March 19203 years, 337 daysSocial LiberalsZahle II Cabinet
2
Niels Thorkild Rovsing
Niels Thorkild Rovsing
(1862–1927)
30 March 19205 April 19206 daysIndependentLiebe Cabinet
3
Peder Jørgen Pedersen [da]
Peder Jørgen Pedersen [da]
(1870–1962)
5 April 19205 May 192030 daysIndependentFriis Cabinet
4
Jacob Appel [da]
Jacob Appel [da]
(1866–1931)
5 May 192023 April 19243 years, 354 daysVenstreNeergaard II CabinetIII
5
Nina Bang
Nina Bang
(1866–1928)
23 April 192414 December 19262 years, 235 daysSocial DemocratsStauning I Cabinet
6
Jens Byskov [da]
Jens Byskov [da]
(1867–1955)
14 December 192629 April 19292 years, 136 daysVenstreMadsen-Mygdal Cabinet
7
Frederik Borgbjerg [da]
Frederik Borgbjerg [da]
(1866–1936)
30 April 19294 November 19356 years, 189 daysSocial DemocratsStauning II Cabinet
8
Jørgen Jørgensen
Jørgen Jørgensen
(1888–1974)
4 November 19359 November 19427 years, 5 daysSocial LiberalsStauning III CabinetIVVVI
Buhl I Cabinet
9
A.C. Højberg Christensen [da]
A.C. Højberg Christensen [da]
(1888–1972)
9 November 19425 May 19452 years, 177 daysIndependentScavenius Cabinet
10
Axel Hansen [da]
Axel Hansen [da]
(1877–1960)
5 May 19457 November 1945186 daysSocial LiberalsBuhl II Cabinet
11
Mads R. Hartling [da]
Mads R. Hartling [da]
(1885–1960)
7 November 194513 November 19472 years, 6 daysVenstreKristensen Cabinet
12
Hartvig Frisch [da]
Hartvig Frisch [da]
(1893–1950)
13 November 194711 February 19502 years, 90 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I Cabinet
13
Julius Bomholt
Julius Bomholt
(1896–1969)
22 February 195030 October 1950250 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I Cabinet
14
Flemming Hvidbjerg [da]
Flemming Hvidbjerg [da]
(1897–1959)
30 October 195030 September 19532 years, 335 daysConservativeEriksen Cabinet
(13)
Julius Bomholt
Julius Bomholt
(1896–1969)
30 September 195328 May 19573 years, 240 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft II Cabinet
Hansen I Cabinet
(8)
Jørgen Jørgensen
Jørgen Jørgensen
(1888–1974)
28 May 19577 September 19614 years, 102 daysSocial LiberalsHansen II Cabinet
Kampmann I CabinetII
15
Kristen Helveg Petersen [da]
Kristen Helveg Petersen [da]
(1909–1997)
7 September 196126 September 19643 years, 19 daysSocial LiberalsKampmann II Cabinet
Krag I Cabinet
16
Knud Børge Andersen
Knud Børge Andersen
(1914–1984)
26 September 19642 February 19683 years, 129 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II Cabinet
17
Helge Larsen [da]
Helge Larsen [da]
(1915–2000)
2 February 196811 October 19713 years, 251 daysSocial LiberalsBaunsgaard Cabinet
18
Knud Heinesen [da]
Knud Heinesen [da]
(born 1932)
11 October 197127 September 19731 year, 351 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III Cabinet
Jørgensen I Cabinet
19
Ritt Bjerregaard
Ritt Bjerregaard
(born 1941)
27 September 197319 December 197383 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen I Cabinet
20
Tove Nielsen [da]
Tove Nielsen [da]
(born 1941)
19 December 197313 February 19751 year, 56 daysVenstreHartling Cabinet
(19)
Ritt Bjerregaard
Ritt Bjerregaard
(born 1941)
13 February 19755 January 19793 years, 326 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II CabinetIII
21
Dorte Bennedsen
Dorte Bennedsen
(1938–2016)
5 January 197910 September 19823 years, 248 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II CabinetIIIIV
Minister of Education and Science
(Undervisnings- og forskningsminister)
22
Bertel Haarder
Bertel Haarder
(born 1944)
10 September 198225 January 199310 years, 137 daysVenstreSchlüter I CabinetIIIIIIV
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
22
Ole Vig Jensen [da]
Ole Vig Jensen [da]
(1936–2016)
25 January 199330 December 19963 years, 340 daysSocial LiberalsPoul Nyrup Rasmussen I CabinetII
Minister of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs
(Undervisnings- og kirkeminister)
22
Ole Vig Jensen [da]
Ole Vig Jensen [da]
(1936–2016)
30 December 199623 March 19981 year, 83 daysSocial LiberalsPoul Nyrup Rasmussen III Cabinet
23
Margrethe Vestager
Margrethe Vestager
(born 1968)
23 March 199827 November 20013 years, 249 daysSocial LiberalsPoul Nyrup Rasmussen IV Cabinet
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
24
Ulla Tørnæs
Ulla Tørnæs
(born 1962)
27 November 200118 February 20053 years, 83 daysVenstreAnders Fogh Rasmussen I Cabinet
(22)
Bertel Haarder
Bertel Haarder
(born 1944)
18 February 200523 February 20105 years, 5 daysVenstreAnders Fogh Rasmussen II CabinetIII
Lars Løkke Rasmussen I Cabinet
25
Tina Nedergaard
Tina Nedergaard
(born 1969)
23 February 20108 March 20111 year, 13 daysVenstreLars Løkke Rasmussen I Cabinet
26
Troels Lund Poulsen
Troels Lund Poulsen
(born 1974)
8 March 20113 October 2011209 daysVenstreLars Løkke Rasmussen I Cabinet
Minister of Children and Education
(Børne og undervisningsminister)
27
Christine Antorini
Christine Antorini
(born 1965)
3 October 20113 February 20142 years, 123 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt I Cabinet
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
27
Christine Antorini
Christine Antorini
(born 1965)
3 February 201428 June 20151 year, 145 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt II Cabinet
Minister of Children, Education and Equality
(Børne-, undervisnings- og ligestillingsminister)
28
Ellen Trane Nørby
Ellen Trane Nørby
(born 1980)
28 June 201528 November 20161 year, 153 daysVenstreLars Løkke Rasmussen II Cabinet
Minister of Education
(Undervisningsminister)
29
Merete Riisager
Merete Riisager
(born 1976)
28 November 201627 June 20192 years, 211 daysLiberal AllianceLars Løkke Rasmussen III Cabinet
Minister of Children and Education
(Børne- og undervisningsminister)
30
Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil
Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil
(born 1977)
27 June 2019Incumbent2 years, 153 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen Cabinet

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