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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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CSU virtual campus has leader

Philip Hider (2)

Charles Sturt University has appointed the inaugural head of its virtual campus, with the aim of creating a stronger sense of community for students studying online. The head of CSU’s School of Information Sciences, associate professor Philip Hider, will be head ...

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Go8 names exec director

Vicki Thomson

The Go8 has appointed Vicki Thomson executive director. Thomson previously led the Australian Technology Network of universities for a decade and is a member of the Australia China Council Board and the New Colombo Plan Reference Group. Go8 chair professor ...

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Bond names medicine faculty chief

Helen Chenery

Professor Helen Chenery will commence as executive dean of health sciences and medicine faculty at Bond University in September. Chenery was previously deputy executive dean academic at the University of Queensland’s faculty of health. Most recently, she was professor and director ...

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ECU bags Scottish chemist as VC

Steve Chapman

Professor Steve Chapman will be Edith Cowan University’s next vice-chancellor following a global recruitment process. Since 2009 Chapman has been the principal and vice-chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and led improvements to the student experience that saw the university ...

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Public policy pick for UWS

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The University of Western Sydney has appointed a new pro vice-chancellor (international). Linda Taylor has 20 years’ experience working across industry, government and the education sectors as a public policy expert. Currently acting director of the Industry and Innovation Branch ...

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New VC at UNSW

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Professor Ian Jacobs has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of the University of New South Wales. Jacobs will take up the position on 1 February 2015 and is currently vice-president and dean of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences ...

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