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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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Martin Ferguson joins UWA board

Former federal minister for resources and energy Martin Ferguson has joined the University of Western Australia’s Energy and Minerals Institute. He has been appointed to the institute’s board of trustees along with Andrew Harding, chief executive of Rio Tinto’s iron ...

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Langoulant to advise Curtin

Business leader John Langoulant has joined Curtin University in a strategic appointment to provide advice on major initiatives aligned to the university’s 2013 to 2017 strategic plan.  Acting vice-chancellor Professor Colin Stirling said Curtin would benefit from Langoulant’s network, business ...

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Macquarie looks to the global arena

Macquarie University will have a new leadership team in place early next year for its international operations, following the appointment of Professor Jim Lee (deputy vice-chancellor, international) and Nicole Brigg (director, Macquarie International). Lee is vice-provost (international) at Queen’s University ...

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Griffith’s man on new trade board

Griffith University vice-chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor has been appointed to a key investment and trade board in Queensland. Queensland treasurer and minister for trade Tim Nicholls announced O’Connor will be one of six members of the newly created Trade and ...

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Marketing expert joins Charles Sturt

Professor Steve D’Alessandro has joined the Charles Sturt University (CSU) school of marketing and management in Bathurst. An expert in marketing, D’Alessandro has taught at several universities in Australia, has published many peer-reviewed papers and is a recognised media commentator ...

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Melbourne names arts research chief

Performance and music psychology academic Jane Davidson has been recruited by the University of Melbourne to serve as the inaugural head of the university’s major research initiative in the creative and performing arts, which is set to launch in 2014. ...

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