Dr Michael Cosser

DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2924
EMAIL: mcosser@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Michael Cosser is a Chief Research Specialist in the BRICS Research Centre, located within the Democracy, Governance & Service Delivery research programme.

Prior to joining the Centre he was Head of Learning & Development at the HSRC (2013-April 2016), before which he worked in the HSRC's Education & Skills Development research programme (May 2001-2012).

His work at the HSRC has focussed predominantly on pathways through the education and training system and into the labour market. In 2010 he served on the Higher Education South Africa (HESA) task team to make recommendations on a reconceptualised post-school policy landscape for South Africa; and in 2011 he was a member of the Ministerial Task Team to advise the Minister of Higher Education & Training on the establishment of Community Education and Training Centres. Dr Cosser has published articles and book chapters in the fields of world literature written in English, academic staff development, and higher education.


Review of Commission for Gender Equity's (CGE's) 20 years of Existence, Achievements and Challenges

The purpose of the Study is to review and assess the work of the since its inception, focusing on its key achievements, impact within the gender secto....

State of the Nation

Between 2003 and 2008 the HSRC published its annual flagship publication State of the Nation. Taking the South African national agenda as its organisi....