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La Trobe VC to chair IRU

Innovative Research Universities has announced that professor John Dewar, vice-chancellor at La Trobe University, will chair the IRU network for 2014 and 2015.  Dewar was appointed vice-chancellor and president of La Trobe in January 2012.  Prior to that he was provost ...

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Urban design Centre names director

Following an international search, The University of Western Australia announced that Dr Jörg Baumeister has been appointed director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre. Baumeister has been researching, practising and teaching urban design and architecture for more than 20 years ...

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New Griffith pro VC consumer behaviour expert

Professor Sarah Todd has taken up the position of pro vice-chancellor (international) at Griffith University, succeeding Chris Madden. She joins Griffith after a distinguished career at the University of Otago in New Zealand, where she was appointed the university’s inaugural ...

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Alan Kohler moves into academia

Alan Kohler, one of Australia’s most experienced financial journalists, will take on a new role as adjunct professor in Victoria University’s College of Business. Kohler has had a long interest in family businesses and central to his role at VU ...

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Inaugural ancient history chair at UQ

The University of Queensland has named Dr Alastair Blanshard the inaugural Paul Eliadis Chair of Classics and Ancient History. He will take up the role early next year. Blanshard, who earned a master of arts degree from UQ in 1996 ...

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UWA picks Australian history chair

An Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Lydon’s research centres upon Australia’s colonial past and its impact on the present. “I’m driven by our colonial past and especially cultural exchange between Indigenous people and settlers and how this continues to shape ...

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CDU names agriculture expert VC

Professor Simon Maddocks, a leading Australian agricultural scientist, has been appointed vice-chancellor of Charles Darwin University (CDU). He is expected to take up the position in March, following the resignation of professor Barney Glover. Maddocks is now director of science ...

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Perth USAsia Centre names first CEO

An experienced voice in US-Asia relations has been appointed CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia. Malcolm Binks, chairman of the board of directors of the Perth USAsia Centre, recently announced Gordon Flake as the ...

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UC appoints Ngunnawal Centre director

Craig Dukes has been appointed director of the Ngunnawal Centre, the University of Canberra’s support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Dukes is the inaugural CEO of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), an organisation that represents Aboriginal and ...

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