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Adelaide University VC opposes merger

The new vice-chancellor of Adelaide University, Professor Warren Bebbington, who took up his post this month, says the proposed merger with the University of South Australia might lead to larger class sizes and compromise teaching. Bebbington’s predecessor, Irish botanist Professor ...

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New deputy vice-chancellor (R&D) at Swinburne

Professor George Collins has been appointed to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) at Swinburne University of Technology. Professor Collins has more than 30 years experience in research and research management, and is currently the chief executive officer ...

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Astronomy star to lead research school

One of Australia’s foremost astronomers, Professor Matthew Colless, has today been announced as the new director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University. Professor Colless joins the university after a long and highly distinguished ...

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Chair focused on innovation

Design researcher, practitioner and Australian Future Fellow, Professor Andy Dong has been appointed to the Warren Chair in Engineering Innovation at the University of Sydney. This newly established chair will lead a program of education and research in engineering innovation ...

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Baldock to lead Macquarie science faculty

Current head of the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, Professor Clive Baldock will become the new Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science at Macquarie University. Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Jim Piper said Professor Baldock was the ideal ...

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Leading British soil scientist joins UWA

A leading UK scientist who helped map the bacterial ecosystems of British soil in a world-first study will join the University of Western Australia to lead an expert team in soil rehabilitation research. Professor Andrew Whiteley’s work will be funded ...

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New chancellor for Ballarat

The University of Ballarat has announced the appointment of Dr Paul Hemming as its next chancellor for a three-year term commencing on July 1. A deputy chancellor of the university since 2011, Hemming has been a member of the university ...

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Glasgow academic joins UNSW

International director and head of student recruitment for the University of Glasgow, Fiona Docherty, has been appointed pro-vice-chancellor (international) at the University of NSW. She will take up the position in August this year. Docherty will replace Jennie Lang, who ...

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Uni position for former thinker-in-residence

Former Adelaide thinker-in-residence Professor Goran Roos is joining the University of Adelaide to help the development of research and education promoting innovation in the business and manufacturing sector. Roos has been appointed adjunct professor with the university’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and ...

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La Trobe archaeologist joins elite group

La Trobe University emeritus professor of archaeology Jim Allen has joined an elite group of Australian scholars elected foreign associates of the US National Academy of Sciences. Allen, a specialist in the archaeology of the South Pacific, was foundation professor ...

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