Dr Thierry M. Luescher
(Please note: I previously used to publish under the name "Luescher-Mamashela")
Email: thierryluescher [at]



Some of the organisations that I have been working with and/or that provide excellent resources on democracy and higher education in Africa:

African Higher Education Research Online
African Minds Publishers
Afrobarometer, the democracy barometer in Africa
Boston College, Centre for International Higher Education,
Carnegie Corporation of New York,
Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town
Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET), Wynberg
Council on Higher Education, Pretoria
Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS), University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
Centre for Education Policy and Development, Johannesburg
Democracy in Africa Research Unit, Centre for Social Science Research of the University of Cape Town
Directorate: Institutional Research and Academic Planning, University of the Free State
Education and Skills Development, HSRC
Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, Accra
Higher Education Development Association, University of Oslo, Norway
Higher Education Research and Advocacy Expert Network (HERANA)
Human Sciences Research Council
Journal of Student Affairs in Africa:
Observatory of Student Politics and Higher Education Research in Africa (
Open Society Foundation for South Africa, Pinelands
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein/Mangaung
University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town,