Tobias Krantz

Tobias Kjell Bertil Krantz ( born April 7, 1971) is a Swedish politician. A member of the liberal Folkpartiet nutrition was from June 2009 to October 2010 in the government of Fredrik Reinfeldt, Minister for Higher Education and research issues in the Ministry of Education.


Krantz grew up near Jönköping in Bankeryd. He is with Anna Grönlund Krantz, a former Member of the Reichstag and also a member of Folkpartiet married. Together they have a son.

From 1996 to 1999 was deputy chairman of the Krantz youth organization of the Folkpartiet. He also wrote for the newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning.

In 2002, Krantz received his doctorate at Uppsala University with a thesis on the discussion of region organizations in Sweden. He expressed in the Constitutional Committee also strongly critical of the fact that the then Prime Minister of Sweden, Göran Persson, from Örebro University awarded an honorary doctorate in medicine. Persson had just brought the university in Örebro contrary to the recommendation of an expert commission to the rank of a university and received so as thanks from there his honorary doctorate.

Since 2002, Krantz member of the Reichstag from the constituency is Jönköping County. At first he was from 2002 to 2006 member of the Constitutional Committee, before it moved to 2009 in the Social Committee 2006/2007 in the Social Committee and 2007. As a representative, he was also elected to the Zivilaussschuss, the Culture Committee, the Economic Committee and the EU Committee.