Kingston graduate Hadia Tajik has been made Culture Minister of Norway.
Former KU student Hadia Tajik created history when she became Norway’s new Culture Minister, setting a milestone as the first Muslim cabinet member in Norway.
Ms Tajik, 29, also became the youngest minister the country has ever had. She graduated from Kingston University in 2005 with a Master’s degree in human rights.
She said: “My stay at Kingston University was a time when I matured and developed personally and intellectually.
“I remember Professor Brian Brivati urging us repeatedly to ‘think harder’ during his lessons on the politics of mass murder and understanding human rights. I try to live by the notion of thinking harder in my daily work.”