Barbara Kudrycka

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Barbara Kudrycka
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Minister of Science and Higher Education
In office
16 November 2007 – 27 November 2013
Preceded by Michał Seweryński
Succeeded by vacat
Personal details
Born 22 January 1956
Kolno, Poland
Political party Civic Platform
Spouse(s) Leszek Kudrycki
Children Karolina
Alma mater University of Warsaw

Barbara Kudrycka [barˈbara kudˈrɨt͡ska] (born 22 January 1956, in Kolno) is a professor of administrative law and public administration science and a Polish politician who has served as the Minister of Science and Higher Education in the cabinet of Donald Tusk from 2007 to 2013.

In 1978 she graduated with a degree in law from the University of Warsaw. From 1978 to 1981 she was a member of the Polish United Workers' Party. In 1980 she joined the Solidarity trade union. In 1985 she received a doctoral degree in law and in 1995 became an assistant professor at the Department of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw.

From March 1998 through August 2007, for three consecutive terms, she was the rector of the Białystok School of Public Administration. Currently she is the school's president.

Since October 2003 she has been the chair of administrative law at the Law Department of the University of Białystok.

Since 2004 she has been an active member of the Civic Platform. From 2004 through 2007 she was a member of the European Parliament. She sat on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. She was a substitute for the Committee on Legal Affairs and a member of the Delegation for Relations with Belarus.

Kudrycka is a member of Transparency International Polska and Amnesty International.

She is married, with two children.

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