Archive for November 24th, 2008
What crisis? International education on the up
The short-term future is bright for international education, despite – or maybe because of – the financial crisis. And Australia is in the box seat, as the middle classes in the world’s most populous countries go hunting for a quality John Ross | 24th November, 2008 | News | More..
Byrne named new Monash VC
Professor Ed Byrne was last week named as incoming vice-chancellor of Monash University, replacing Professor Richard Larkins next July. Since early last year Byrne has been vice provost (health) at University College London. Before that Byrne was dean of medicine, Annette Blackwell | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
Daley inaugural CEO of Grattan Institute
Dr John Daley has been appointed to the position of CEO of the Grattan Institute, a new national public policy institute being established in Melbourne, Daley’s experience spans policy, academic, government and corporate roles at the University of Melbourne, the Campus Review | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
New chair of intellectual disability
Dr Julian Trollor will take up the chair of intellectual disability and mental health at UNSW in February 2009 as associate professor. The NSW government provided $2.1 million over five years to create the position, which will work closely with Annette Blackwell | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
CDU imports financial specialist
Charles Darwin University’s new executive director of finance and asset services Rob Brelsford-Smith comes to Darwin from New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology (AUT), where he worked for the past nine years. Brelsford-Smith’s MBA focused on incorporating indigenous people into Annette Blackwell | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
New head and school for CSU Ontario
Charles Sturt University has appointed Associate Professor Will Letts as the inaugural head of the CSU Ontario School of Education. Amid the success of the teacher education program at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Ontario, the first head of the Annette Blackwell | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
Fulbright Commission appoints new ED
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission Board last week announced the appointment of Dr Joe Hlubucek as the new executive director for the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Hlubucek was posted to the Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco in 1995-98 and to the Australian Annette Blackwell | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
Whiteford appointed to Macquarie
Macquarie University has appointed Professor Gail Whiteford to the newly created position of pro vice-chancellor (social inclusion). Whiteford joins Macquarie from Charles Sturt University where, as well as being professor and chair of occupational therapy, she has held various roles Annette Blackwell | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
UNSW appoints ED finance
UNSW has announced the appointment of Jonathan Blakeman to the newly created position of executive director, finance and operations. He is currently director of administration at the University of Auckland, a position he has held since 1999, and was previously Annette Blackwell | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
Høj honoured in Denmark
UniSA vice-chancellor Professor Peter Høj has been made an honorary doctor in the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen in honour of his research career in plant biochemistry. The award was recommended by the university’s Department of Annette Blackwell | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
Coaldrake next chair of UA
Professor Peter Coaldrake, the vice-chancellor of Queensland University of Technology, is the chair-elect of Universities Australia for 2009-2011. Coaldrake has held the position of UA’s deputy chair during 2008, and will assume the responsibilities of chair for a two-year period Annette Blackwell | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..
Vertical drinking is a term that’s come into use recently in Britain and Australia to refer to the practice of drinking standing up in a crowded public bar. It’s usually associated with binge drinking, as it inevitably involves consumption of Adam Smith | 24th November, 2008 | Sections | More..