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On the Move

USQ’s Thomas joins global council

University of Southern Queensland vice-chancellor professor Jan Thomas will join the governing committee of the world’s first and oldest international university network. The UK-based Association of Commonwealth Universities represents about 500 institutions across 36 countries. The council promotes and supports ...

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Swiss Army mechanic

A former Swiss Army mechanic is one of the three lecturers who joined the Charles Darwin University teaching team in Alice Springs for the start of semester two. Alex Eberli, who has joined the School of Trades, completed a motor ...

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International ecology expert

An internationally recognised expert in river ecology has been appointed Pro Vice Chancellor Research at the University of Western Australia. Professor Peter Davies has been acting in the position since September last year. Davies has won several major project grants at UWA, ...

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Executive director IT

Brendan McHugh has joined Charles Sturt University as the executive director information technology. McHugh will head a division that manages $28 million in funds annually and oversees 7500 email accounts, 4800 phones, 1200 computer laboratory and public access computers, while ...

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Principal and strategist

After more than five years in service as the eighth vice chancellor of Monash University, professor Ed Byrne has accepted appointment as principal and president of King’s College, London. Byrne will return to London at the end of next year. ...

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Dean of law

Professor Sarah Derrington has taken the position of dean of law at the University of Queensland. Derrington said she would seek to consolidate the law school’s position among the best in the Asia-Pacific region. The UQ alumna is a practicing ...

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Chief information officer

The University of Newcastle has appointed Mark Pigot as its new chief information officer. Pigot, who began on June 25, was the director of ICT infrastructure and operations at the University of Sydney, which he joined in 2008 as the ...

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