H.E. Prof. Hirut Woldemariam,

Minister of Science and Higher Education, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

H.E Prof Hirut Woldemariam is the Minister of Science and Higher Education.  H.E Prof Hirut received both her B.A and M.A degrees in Linguistics from Addis Ababa University and her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Institute of African Studies, University of Cologne in Germany.

H.E Minister Hirut is a full professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philology, College of Humanities, Journalism and Communication of the Addis Ababa University.

H.E Prof Hirut has served her country as a Minister of Culture and Tourism from 2008 to 2016 and Minister of Labor and Social Affairs from April to October 2018. Since October 2018, she is serving as the Founding Minister of the newly established Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Prof. Hirut is married and a mother to three children.