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Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps


Mailis Reps is the Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia since 23 November 2016. She is a member of the Estonian Centre Party.


From 2015 to 2016, Mailis Reps was a member of the 13th Riigikogu and the Vice-Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party faction.

In 2013, Mailis Reps was elected to Tallinn City Council (also in 2009 and 2005).

From 2011 to 2015, Mailis Reps was a member of the 12th Riigikogu and the Vice-Chairman of the faction.

From 2007 to 2011, she was a member of the 11th Riigikogu and served as the Vice-Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee.

From 2005–2007, Mailis Reps was the Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia.

From 2003 to 2007, Mailis Reps was a member of the 10th Riigikogu.

From 2002 to 2003, Mailis Reps was the Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia.

In 2002, Mailis Reps was elected as a member of Tartu City Council.

From 2000 to 2009, Mailis Reps lectured on European and International Law and on International and Comparative Law at Riga Graduate School of Law.

From 2000 to 2001, Mailis Reps was a trainee of the Training Department of the Directorate-General for Personnel and Administration of the European Commission (Belgium).

From 1997 to 1998, Mailis Reps was an advisor to the Rector of Nord University (Akadeemia Nord) and an assistant at the Department of Public Law.

From 1996 to 1997, Mailis Reps was an assistant at the Informatics Centre of Kalamazoo College.

From 1995 to 1996, Mailis Reps served as a project manager of ASEED Europe and YWD (Amsterdam).

In 1995, Mailis Reps was an advisor of the International Groups of Cambridge University, Trinity College, and Studio English College.

Born on 13 January 1975, Mailis Reps graduated from Tallinn Co-education Gymnasium (former Tallinn Secondary School No. 20) in 1992. She has also graduated from Tallinn Bachelor’s Private School in 1993 (gymnasium), Kalamazoo College (Michigan, USA) in 1997, Social Sciences; Nord University (Akadeemia Nord), Law (Bachelor’s degree, cum laude) in 1998; Central European University (Budapest), Master’s degree in Law, 1999 (cum laude); Maastricht University, Master’s degree in European Public Relations, 2000 (cum laude).

Mailis Reps is currently obtaining a PhD in European Law from Uppsala University.

Last updated: 10 January 2017