Tobias Krantz

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Tobias Krantz
Tobias Krantz, Svenskt Näringsliv 2012.jpg
Minister for Higher Education and Research
In office
17 June 2009 – 5 October 2010
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Lars Leijonborg
Succeeded by Jan Björklund
Personal details
Born (1971-04-07) 7 April 1971 (age 44)
Jönköping, Sweden
Political party Liberal People's Party
Alma mater Uppsala University

Tobias Kjell Bertil Krantz (born 7 April 1971) is a Swedish politician of the Liberal People's Party. He served as Minister for Higher Education and Research in the Swedish government between 17 June 2009 and 5 October 2010.

Education[edit]

Tobias Krantz grew up in Bankeryd, Jönköping Municipality, Sweden.[1] He earned a B.A. in politics, economics, history and French from Uppsala University in 1995.[1] From 1995 to 2002 he was a Ph.D student and lecturer in political science at Uppsala University.[1] His Ph.D. thesis, published in 2002, was titled The power over the region. A critical study of the debate about Swedish regions from 1963 to 1996.[1]

Political career[edit]

Krantz served as vice president of the Liberal Youth of Sweden from 1996 to 1999.[1] He also worked as an editorial writer for Upsala Nya Tidning from 1994 to 1999.[1] He was a member of the Liberal People's Party's committee on higher education from 2000 to 2001, and worked as chief analyst for the party from 2001 to 2002.[1]

Krantz has served as a Member of Parliament since the 2006 election.[1] In the parliament he was a member of the Committee on the Constitution and the War Delegation from 2002 to 2006.[1] Since 2006 he is a member of the Committee on Health and Welfare and a deputy member of the Committee on Civil Affairs, Committee on Cultural Affairs, Committee on Social Insurance and the Committee on European Union Affairs.[1] He is also a member of the board of the Liberal People's Party and a deputy member of board of Riksrevisionen.[1]

Following Lars Leijonborg's decision to step down from the Swedish government, Krantz was appointed as new Minister for Higher Education and Research on 17 June 2009. [2] Krantz left the government on 5 October 2010, following the 2010 election.

Personal life[edit]

Tobias Krantz is married to Anna Grönlund Krantz, also a Liberal People's Party politician, with whom he has one child.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Tobias Krantz – Curriculum vitae" (PDF). Government of Sweden. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Tobias Krantz - new Minister for Higher Education and Research" (Press release). Government of Sweden. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  3. ^ Strandberg, Sofia (17 June 2009). "Krantz ett taktiskt val" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lars Leijonborg
Minister for Higher Education and Research
2009–2010
Succeeded by
None