Gudmund Hernes

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Gudmund Hernes

Gudmund Hernes (born 25 March 1941 in Trondheim) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He was the state secretary to the Secretariat for Long-Term Planning 1980-1981, Minister of Education and Research and Ministry of Church and Cultural Affairs (church affairs) 1990, Minister of Education, Research and Church Affairs 1991-1995 and Minister of Health and Social Affairs (health affairs) 1995-1996 and 1996-1997.[1]

Gudmund Hernes got his PhD in sociology at Johns Hopkins University in 1971. He became a professor at the University of Bergen in 1971, and later at the University of Oslo. He has been a Fellow at The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (1974–75) and Visiting Professor at Harvard University in 1986 and 1990.[2]

From 1999-2005 he was the Director of UNESCO's International Institute of Educational Planning in Paris, and UNESCO's Coordinator on HIV/AIDS.[3]

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[4] Gudmund Hernes is researcher at the Fafo Institute in Oslo, and Professor II at BI Norwegian Business School.[5] Since 2006 he has been the president of the International Social Science Council.


  1. ^ "Hernes, Gudmund ( 1941- )" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Fafo - Gudmund Hernes", Accessed December 6 2011
  3. ^ "Fafo - Gudmund Hernes", Accessed December 6 2011
  4. ^ "Gruppe 7: Samfunnsfag (herunder sosiologi, statsvitenskap og økonomi)" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "BI Norwegian Business School - Gudmund Hernes", Accessed December 6 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Einar Steensnæs
Norwegian Minister of Education and Research
Succeeded by
Reidar Sandal
Preceded by
Werner Christie
Norwegian Minister of Health
Succeeded by
Dagfinn Høybråten