Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen is the new higher education and science minister

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Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (Social Democrats) is presenting her new government today, including the new higher education and science minister – Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen (Social Democrats).

2019.07.02 | Marie Groth Andersen

The new higher education and science minister Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen (Social Democrats). Photo: Steen Brogaard

Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen is Denmark’s new higher education and science minister. The 36-year-old social democrat was elected to the Danish Parliament for the first time in 2011, is one of the leaders of Social Democrats’ parliamentary group and serves as the party’s spokesperson for child affairs.

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Denmark’s new higher education and science minister is originally from the town of Fjerritslev in northern Jutland. She earned a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen in 2009, and worked as a consultant at the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions until 2011, when she was elected to Parliament.

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Halsboe-Jørgensen will replace Tommy Ahlers (Danish Liberal Party), and will become the sixth higher education and science minister in five years.

Translated by Lenore Messick

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