List of Prime Ministers of the Netherlands by education

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This is a list of Prime Ministers of the Netherlands by higher education since 20th century. Of the twenty-three Prime Ministers since 1901 six had a doctorate and ten served either as a full professor or a visiting professor. Four Cort van der Linden, Gerbrandy, Beel and Van Agt where legal scholars.

Prime Ministers by higher education

Prime Minister Professional Occupation(s)
for Politics
Civil service / Military service Alma mater Bachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree Professor Honorary doctorate
degree
Dr.
Abraham Kuyper
Theologian
(Minister · Theology professor)
Journalist
(Editor-in-chief)
Author
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg University of Applied
Sciences Leiden
Bachelor of Letters
Bachelor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Theology
Master of Theology Doctor of Theology Green tickY Princeton University
Delft University of Technology
Hope College
Catholic University of Leuven
Political science
Political science
Theology
Theology
Theo de Meester Journalist
(Editor-in-chief)
Civil servant Ministry of Finance University of Applied
Sciences Leiden
Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg
Theo Heemskerk Jurist
(Lawyer · Judge)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg University of Applied
Sciences Leiden
Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg
Pieter Cort van
der Linden
Jurist
(Lawyer · Law professor)
Civil servant House of Representatives Leiden University Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Small uppercase letter X.svg Green tickY University of Groningen
University of Amsterdam
Law
Economics
Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck Jurist
(Lawyer · Judge)
Civil servant Public Prosecution Service Utrecht University Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg
Hendrikus Colijn Businessman
(CEO)
Journalist
(Editor-in-chief)
Military officer
(Major)
Royal Netherlands
East Indies Army
Koninklijke Militaire Academie Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg VU University Amsterdam
University of Debrecen
Law
Political science
Dirk Jan de Geer Journalist
(Managing editor)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Utrecht University Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg
Dr.
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
Jurist
(Lawyer · Judge · Law professor)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg VU University Amsterdam Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Doctor of Law Green tickY University of Edinburgh Law
Dr.
Willem Schermerhorn
Civil engineer
(Researcher · Cartographer ·
Surveyor · Geo-metrics professor)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Delft University of Technology Bachelor of Science
(in Civil engineering)
Master of Science
(in Civil engineering)
Doctor of Engineering Green tickY Ghent University
ETH Zurich
Polytechnic University of Milan
University of Glasgow
University of Hanover
Civil engineering
Civil engineering
Civil engineering
Political science
Civil engineering
Dr.
Louis Beel
Jurist
(Legal teacher)
Civil servant Overijssel Government Radboud University Nijmegen Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Doctor of Law Green tickY Tilburg University Political science
Willem Drees Accountant
Stenographer
Author
Civil servant House of Representatives Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Erasmus University Rotterdam
University of Maryland, College Park
Economics
Law
Dr.
Jan de Quay
Psychologist
(Researcher · Psychology professor)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Utrecht University Bachelor of Philosophy
(in Psychology)
Master of Philosophy
(in Psychology)
Doctor of Philosophy
(in Psychology)
Green tickY Tilburg University Political science
Victor Marijnen Trade union leader Civil servant Ministry of Agriculture
and Fisheries
Radboud University Nijmegen Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg
Ministry of Commerce,
Industry and Shipping
Erasmus University Rotterdam Bachelor of Economics
Jo Cals Jurist
(Researcher · Lawyer · Legal teacher)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Radboud University Nijmegen Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg
Dr.
Jelle Zijlstra
Economist
(Researcher · Economics professor)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Erasmus University Rotterdam Bachelor of Economics Master of Economics Doctor of Philosophy
(in Economics)
Green tickY VU University Amsterdam Political science
Piet de Jong Small uppercase letter X.svg Naval officer
(Captain)
Royal Netherlands Navy Royal Naval College Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg
Barend Biesheuvel Trade union leader Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg VU University Amsterdam Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg
Joop den Uyl Journalist
(Managing editor)
Economist
Accountant
Civil servant Ministry of Commerce
and Industry
University of Amsterdam Bachelor of Economics Master of Economics Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg University of Amsterdam Economics
Dries van Agt Jurist
(Researcher · Lawyer
· Judge · Law professor)
Civil servant Ministry of Agriculture
and Fisheries
Radboud University Nijmegen Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Small uppercase letter X.svg Green tickY Radboud University Nijmegen
Ritsumeikan University
Kwansei Gakuin University
Law
Political science
Political science
Ministry of Justice
Ruud Lubbers Businessman
(CEO · Corporate director)
Economist
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Erasmus University Rotterdam Bachelor of Economics Master of Economics Small uppercase letter X.svg Green tickY University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Georgetown University
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Grand Valley State University
Radboud University Nijmegen
Political science and Economics
Law
Political science
Economics
Economics
Wim Kok Trade union leader Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Nyenrode Business University Bachelor of Public Administration Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Nyenrode Business University
University of Münster
Public administration
Philosophy
Dr.
Jan Peter Balkenende
Jurist
(Researcher · Law professor)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg VU University Amsterdam Bachelor of Arts
(in History)
Master of Arts
(in History)
Doctor of Law Green tickY Károli Gáspár University
Keio University
Yonsei University
Hofstra University
Hope College
Theology
Political science
Economics
Law
Theology
Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws
Mark Rutte Corporate manager
(Human resource manager)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Leiden University Bachelor of Arts
(in History)
Master of Arts
(in History)
Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg Small uppercase letter X.svg

See also

References

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