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Meet Austria's Minister of Education Iris Eliisa Rauskala

Published: August 6, 2019; 08:08 · (Vindobona)

Iris Eliisa Rauskala (41) is an Austrian economist and civil servant. She was appointed Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research in the Austrian Federal Government Bierlein. She grew up almost five years in Finland and then in Upper Austria. After her appointment she outed herself in interviews with the media as an openly lesbian woman.

Iris Rauskala: Her appointment and inauguration took place on June 3, 2019 (Picture with President Van der Bellen). / Picture: © www.bundespraesident.at / Carina Karlovits and Peter Lechner / HBF

Rauskala is the daughter of a Finnish scientist and an Upper Austrian civil servant. She grew up almost five years in Finland and then in Upper Austria.

She studied International Economics at the University of Innsbruck and received her doctorate in 2006.

Rauskala completed basic training for the Federal Service in the Ministry of Economics and Labour.

She was a…

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