Biografie (english)

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State Minister Svenja Schulze was born on 29 September 1968. She is married and has been a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 1988.

since June 2016 State government representative in the Senate of the Helmholtz Association
since 2012 State government representative and ex-officio member of the governing senate of the Max Planck Research Society
since 2010 Minister for Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
2005 – 2010 Spokesperson of the SPD parliamentary group North Rhine-Westphalia for the environment, nature conservation, agriculture and consumer protection
since 2004 Member of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament (Landtag)
2000 – 2004 2000 – 2004 business consultant in various consulting firms, specialising in public sector projects
1997 – 2000 Member of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament (Landtag)
1993 – 1997 Chairperson of the Young Socialists of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) (German: Juso) in North Rhine-Westphalia
until 1996 Master’s Degree Programme in German Studies and Political Sciences at Ruhr University Bochum
1990/91 Chairperson of the Students' Union Executive Committee (student representative body, AStA) at Ruhr University Bochum
1988/89 Spokesperson of the School Councils for Secondary Education in North Rhine-Westphalia
1988 Abitur (university entrance qualification), obtained in Neuss