Position: Research Chair in Political Economy of Skills
Institution: Wits School of Education
Expertise: Skills Development, Sociology of education and work
Dr Andre Kraak is currently the FP&M funded ‘Research Chair in the Political Economy of Skills’ at the Centre for Researching Education and Labour (REAL), University of Witwatersrand, teaching a masters and doctoral programme on 'Sectors, skills and the economic evolution of South Africa'. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of a Research Programme focusing on ‘Human Resources Development’ at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in Pretoria. His research interests span further and higher education, skills development, and science and technology policy studies.