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Derrick Swartz

Special Advisor

South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

Involvement at the ISC

Derrick Swartz is on the Advisory Council of the ISC’s think tank Centre for Science Futures.

Background

Derrick Swartz currently serves as Special Advisor to South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and also advises on Ocean Sciences at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. He previously served as Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of Fort Hare from 1999 to 2007, one of South Africa’s most iconic and celebrated universities where former President Nelson Mandela and generations of leaders of South Africa’s democratic movement studied, and served as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Nelson Mandela University from 2008 to 2017.


The page has been updated in May 2023.

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