Jet Bussemaker is the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science. She is a doctor in political and social-cultural science. After a career as a researcher for instance at the Center for European Studies van Harvard University, she started a political career as a member of the Parliament. Her portfolio areas included employment policy, health care and taxes. In 2007 she was appointed as State Secretary of Healthcare, Welfare and Sport. In 2011 she became rector of the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam and started as member of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam.