Nico Cloete

Nico Cloete
Director, CHET

Nico Cloete is the Director of the Centre for Higher Education Trust (CHET) and Coordinator of the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA). He is a Guest Professor at the University of Oslo and Extraordinary Professor in the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Stellenbosch University. He was the General Secretary of the Union of South African Democratic Staff Associations (UDUSA) and the Research Director of the Nelson Mandela appointed National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) in South Africa. He has published in psychology, sociology and higher education policy. His latest books are Knowledge Production and Contradictory Functions in African Higher Education (2015), Doctoral Education in South Africa (2015) and Castells in Africa: Universities and Development (2017). He was also a Lead Author on the International Panel on Social Progress.