Tora Aasland

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Tora Aasland
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Aasland in 2006
Minister of Research and Higher Education
In office
18 October 2007 23 March 2012
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded by Iselin Nybø (2018)
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1985 30 September 1993
Constituency Akershus
Governor of Rogaland
In office
23 March 2012 1 October 2013
Preceded byHarald Torfinn Thune (acting)
Succeeded by Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
In office
1 October 1993 18 October 2007
Preceded byHarald Torfinn Thune (acting)
Succeeded byHarald Thorfinn Thune (acting)
Vice President of the Odelsting
In office
10 October 1989 30 September 1993
President Inger Lise Gjørv
Preceded by Kåre Kristiansen
Succeeded by Dag Jostein Fjærvoll
Personal details
Born (1942-11-06) 6 November 1942 (age 78)
Skien, Telemark, Norway
Political party Socialist Left

Tora Aasland (born 6 November 1942, in Skien) is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party. She served as the Minister of Research and Higher Education from 18 October 2007 to 23 March 2012. She was a member of the Norwegian Parliament, representing Akershus, from 1985 to 1993. From 1991 to 2013, she served as the County Governor of Rogaland.

Aasland was a deputy member of the executive committee of Nesodden municipality council during the terms 1975–1979 and 1979–1983.

Aasland has a cand.sociol. degree in sociology and was a researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Social Research from 1976 to 1982, and its acting director from 1980 to 1981. She has cited Vilhelm Aubert as her largest influence. [1]

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  1. Jakobsen, Siw Ellen (19 December 2007). "Drømmejobben!". (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 December 2008.
Government offices
Preceded by
Kristin Lønningdal
County Governor of Rogaland
(Harald Thune was acting governor for her
from 1991-1993 and 2007-2012)
Succeeded by
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa