Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia
Mart Laidmets holds the position of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia since January 2019. He is responsible for directing the work of deputy secretary generals and departments of the Ministry as well as co-ordinating the work of state institutions and government bodies under the Ministry’s sphere of administration. The departments of EU and international relations, communications and external evaluation are directly subordinate to the Secretary-General. In addition to the Ministry of Education and Foundation Innove, Mr Laidmets has been working for the non-profit association Universities Estonia and the University of Tartu. He has been a Researcher at the Uppsala University, Advisor to the Chancellery of the Riigikogu and an Advisor to the Prime Minister of Estonia. Mr Laidmets has a degree in history from the University of Tartu.