ANU VC named Group of Eight chair

Australian National University vice-chancellor professor Ian Young has been elected chair of the Group of Eight (Go8).
The Go8 coalition of Australian universities, including ANU, aims to promote collaboration, expand student opportunities and influence policymakers.
Young says he is looking forward to taking up the post in January. “The Group of Eight plays an incredibly important role in influencing national polices for high education and research,” he says. “And this role plays a key part in that.
“I am also delighted that I will play a bigger part in strengthening collaboration between Australia’s leading research universities.”
ANU chancellor professor Gareth Evans says, “Young’s election as Go8 chair recognises his outstanding reputation as a higher education and research leader. He is enormously admired throughout the sector for his clear-sighted, strategic commitment to excellence, and capacity to match vision with delivery.
“To win the unanimous support of his colleagues so early in his term as a Go8 vice-chancellor is a great personal compliment, and a real feather in the university’s cap.
“I know that council members, staff and students will want to join me in offering him our warmest congratulations.”

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