From 1981 to 1983, during the first cabinet Willoch, Clemet was appointed personal secretary (today known as political advisor) in the Ministry of Industry. From 1985 to 1986, during the second cabinet Willoch, she was personal secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister. In November 1989, during the cabinet Syse, she was Minister of Government Administration and Labour. During this period her seat in parliament was taken by Kari Garmann.
From 2001 to 2005, when the second cabinet Bondevik held office, Clemet was Minister of Education and Research. As Minister of Education and Research, Clemet became known for her work in carrying out "The Quality Reform" (Kvalitetsreformen) in the Norwegian university system.
Kristin Clemet graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from NHH in 1981 and has a long history of public service. She was editor-in-chief of the Conservative Party's journal Tidens Tegn 1993–1997 and vice managing director of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises from 1997 to 2001. Today she is the leader of Civita, a liberal think tank based in Oslo.
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