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Flannery: summit ‘last chance’ for environment

Tim Flannery

Firm, internationally co-operative action to tackle greenhouse gas emissions must be secured this week or the outcome may be catastrophic for the planet, renowned Australian environmental sustainability expert Tim Flannery said. Flannery, who has taken up a professorial fellow appointment ...

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UTAS NAMES Indigenous research leader

Maggie Walter

Professor Maggie Walter has been appointed the inaugural pro vice-chancellor Aboriginal research and leadership at the University of Tasmania. Walter commenced in the newly created role at the start of September. UTAS indicated the appointment was partly aimed at contributing ...

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Nobel laureate joins ANU

Edward Prescott

American economist and Nobel laureate professor Edward C. Prescott has been appointed an adjunct distinguished professor at Australian National University’s Research School of Economics. Along with colleague Finn Kydland, Prescott was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in economics as recognition ...

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New USYD DEAN OF education, social work

Diane Mayer

Victoria University pro vice-chancellor professor Diane Mayer is heading to the University of Sydney after being appointed dean of the faculty of education and social work. Mayer will take up the appointment from November 3 and will bring more than ...

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Chemist to head Macquarie science

Barbara Messerle

Macquarie University has named professor Barbara Messerle its new executive dean of the faculty of science. Messerle is a chemist with more than 25 years of experience teaching research and academic leadership – including her present position as head of the ...

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NCVER director named ACPET chief

Rod Camm

Rod Camm has been appointed chief executive of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training. Camm, now the managing director of the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research, will take up his new role in the coming weeks. Building ...

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Permanent role for UNE interim VC

Annabelle Duncan

The University of New England has announced the appointment of professor Annabelle Duncan to a permanent role as vice-chancellor and chief executive. Duncan took over the position in an interim capacity in March but has now been officially handed the ...

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Former chief scientist to promote Murdoch

Professor Lyn Beazley

A former Western Australia chief scientist has been appointed ambassador of Murdoch University’s science and research. Vice-chancellor of Murdoch, Richard Higgott, announced professor Lyn Beazley as the Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Professor of Science. The aim of the role is ...

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UWA names deputy vC

Wine Makers Federation

The University of Western Australia has appointed a deputy vice-chancellor community and engagement. Professor Kent Anderson, who speaks Japanese, will lead engagement with the wider community. He has been a visiting professor at Waseda, Nagoya, Kyushu, Doshisha, Ritsumeikan and Chuo universities ...

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