Professor, Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), Stellenbosch University

Jan Botha (MA, DTh) is professor in the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) and the DSI/NRF Centre for Scientometrics and Science, Education and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Earlier in his career he was Senior Director of Institutional Research and Planning at Stellenbosch University and senior lecturer in Hellenistic Greek at North-West University. His current areas of interest include higher education policy studies, history of higher education, doctoral supervision, and issues related to research integrity and academic authorship. He is co-author and co-editor of the book "Institutional Research in South African Higher Education. Intersecting Contexts and Practices" (SunPress, 2016) and course leader of the DAAD-funded DIES/CREST Online Training Course for Doctoral Supervisors at African Universities.


  • 2003–2019
    Professor, Stellenbosch University
  • 2007–2014
    Senior Director, Stellenbosch University
  • 1992–1997
    Senior lecturer, Stellenbosch University
  • 1980–1991
    Senior lecturer, Northwest University


  • 1991 
    Stellenbosch University, 1
  • 1984 
    Northwest University, 4


  • 2018
    Botha, J. 2018. “Institutional Research and Themes, Southern Africa”, in J. C. Shin and P. Teixeira (eds.), Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, 1
  • 2018
    Botha, J. 2018. “The Impact of Global Forces in Higher Education on the Development of Institutional Research”, in Karen L. Webber (ed.), Building Capacity in Institutional Research and Decision Support in Higher Education. New York: Springer Press. , 1
  • 2018
    Botha, J. 2018. “Academic Work at Stellenbosch University during its first hundred years as independent university, 2918-2018” / Akademiese werk aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch 1918-2018”, in Albert Grundlingh (ed.), Stellenbosch University 1918-2018. Stellenbosch, pp. 199-233., 1
  • 2016
    Baumert, S & Botha J. Internationalisation at Stellenbosch University during the International Academic Boycott of the Apartheid Era (1948–1994). African Historical Review 48(1):117-144., 1
  • 2016
    Botha, J. & Muller, N.J. (eds.) 2016. Institutional Research in South African Higher Education. Intersecting Contexts and Practices. Stellenbosch: SUNMEDIA, 1
  • 2016
    Breet, EL, Botha, J, Horn, L and Swartz, L. 2018. Academic and scientific authorship practices: A survey among South African researchers. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 1-9, 1
  • 2015
    Botha, J. The role of decision support and strategic planning in the Higher Education system in South Africa, in Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education: Global Context and Themes, K. Webber & A. Calderon (eds.). Routledge. pp. 115-127, 1
  • 2008
    Botha, J., Favish, J. & Stevenson, S. 2008. Institutional Audits: A Comparison of the Experiences of Three South African Universities. Quality in Higher Education (2008) 14:1, 29 — 53, 1
  • 1994
    Botha, J. 1994. Subject to whose authority? Multiple Readings of Romans 13. Atlanta: Scholars Press. (Emory Studies in Early Christianity Vol 4, edited by Vernon K. Robbins) , 1

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Online training course for doctoral supervisors at African universities
    Funding Source:
    German Academic Exchange Service