Jonathan Jansen - "The Role of Higher Education in the Development of South Africa"

Jonathan Jansen - "The Role of Higher Education in the Development of South Africa"

Jonathan Jansen is Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State and President
of the South African Institute of Race Relations. He holds a PhD from Stanford University, the
MS degree from Cornell University, and honorary doctorates of education from the University
of Edinburgh (Scotland), Cleveland State University (USA), and the University of Vermont
(USA, 2014). He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a Fellow of the Academy of
Science of the Developing World. His book Knowledge in the Blood: Confronting Race and the Apartheid Past
(Stanford 2009) was listed as one of the best books of that year by the American Libraries Association. He recently
was awarded the Education Africa Lifetime Achiever Award in New York and the Spendlove Award from the
University of California for his contributions to tolerance, democracy and human rights.

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