Johan Claasen

Johan Claasen

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Foundation Programme Coordinator

Johan is the Foundation Programme Coordinator at Lancaster University Ghana (LUG). He was jointly instrumental in setting up the Programme before the campus opened its doors in October 2013. Johan holds a four-year BA (Ed) degree from the University of Johannesburg. Apart from overseeing the daily functioning of the Foundation Programme, he is also an active member of LUG’s management team. He teaches Critical Thinking and Politics and Society on the Foundation Programme.

Before embarking on an academic career, Johan worked as a print and broadcast journalist for 25 years. His involvement with academia began with Varsity College in Cape Town and Stellenbosch College, where he lectured in broadcast and print journalism. Johan soon found himself in the Middle East. In 2009 he was appointed as Academic Director: Media Communication & Culture at Murdoch University Dubai, where he lectured in Journalism and Communication Science. A brief tenure as General Manager of the ABN Training Institute in South Africa preceded his seconding to Lancaster University Ghana.

Johan Classen

Foundation Programme Coordinator

Mail: Johan.Classen@transnatedu.com