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research and development university executive

Frans Johannes Swanepoel, South African research and development university executive. Named Agriculturist of Year award, Agricultural Writers Association Sa, Eastern Cape Branch, 1989; recipient Prof C.H.J. van Aswegen prize, UFS, 1983; Travelling fellowship, Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust University, 1990. Member of SARIMA, South African Society Animal Science (branch chair, eastern cape 1989-1991).

Background

Swanepoel, Frans Johannes was born on September 2, 1960 in Zastron, South Africa. Son of Hendrik Johannes Swanepoel and Magdalena Wilhelmina Van der Vyver.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, University Stellenbosch, Sa, 1990. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with honors cum laude, UFS, Sa, 1983. Master of Science in Agriculture with honors, UFS, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Free State, Sa, 1986.

Career

Director research development UFS, Bloemfontein, South Africa, since 2002, professor South Africa, since 2003. Vice chairperson Agricultural Research Council, South Africa, 1997—2004, chairperson, South Africa, 1999—2000. Fulbright visiting professor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, since 2008.

Membership

Member of SARIMA, South African Society Animal Science (branch chair, eastern cape 1989-1991).

Connections

Children: Hendrik Johannes, Elzarie.

father:
Hendrik Johannes Swanepoel

mother:
Magdalena Wilhelmina Van

child:
Elzarie Swanepoel

child:
Hendrik Johannes Swanepoel