Professor Jonathan Jansen is the former Vice-Chancellor of the UFS and currently a resident Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Professor Jansen is the author of Knowledge in the Blood (Stanford University Press, 2009) and the upcoming book, As of fire: the end of the South African university? (Tafelberg, 2017)

He is the new President of the South African Academy of Science and President of the South African Institute of Race Relations.