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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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UWS welcomes dean of education

The University of Western Sydney has announced the appointment of professor Michele Simons as dean of the school of education. Simons joins UWS from the University of South Australia, where she has been dean and head of the school of ...

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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 ...

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New president for DASSH

University of Newcastle Professor John Germov has been appointed president of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH). Representing 45 universities in Australia and New Zealand, DASSH is the peak body for research and education ...

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