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Francois VanSchalkwyk

  • Consultant
  • University of Cape Town
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Francois's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 12Followers

Recent publications

  • Digital Publishing and Open Access for Social Science Research Dissemination: A Case Study

    • Horwitz Gray E
    • Van Schalkwyk F
    • Bruns K
  • The Anachronisms of Copyright

    • Van Schalkwyk F

Professional experience


University of Cape Town

February 2012 - Present


Centre for Higher Education Trust

January 2012 - Present



January 2000 - Present


MEd (Higher Education Studies)

University of the Western Cape

February 2009 - August 2011(3 years)

MPhil (Publishing Studies)

University of Stirling

September 1996 - June 1997(9 months)

BA (Hons)

Univeristy of Cape Town

January 1992 - November 1995(4 years)


François van Schalkwyk is an independent researcher and consultant in the fields of publishing and higher education studies. He holds an MPhil in Publishing Studies from Stirling University (UK) and an MEd from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). He is currently involved in two research projects: (1) the IDRC-funded Scholarly Communication in Africa Project (SCAP) at the University of Cape Town which is investigating the relationship between levels of collaboration and improved visibility of academics online; and (2) the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA) project of the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET) which includes several research projects on the relationship between higer education and development in eight African universities. In addition to his academic interests, he is the managing director of COMPRESS.dsl, a publishing company based in Cape Town, South Africa.


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