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Devlin moves to OUA

Open Universities Australia (OUA) has announced the appointment of Professor Marcia Devlin as its executive director of academic products and services. Devlin is currently the chair of higher education research at Deakin University, and is the director of Deakin’s higher ...

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Gadek heads JCU academic board

James Cook University has appointed Professor Paul Gadek to a further term as chairman of its academic board. Gadek was first appointed chairman in 2007, when it was a part-time position.  For the past six months he has acted as ...

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Honorary doctorate for leading scientist

A world leader in the field of environmental sciences and technology was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of the Sunshine Coast last week. Professor Ian Lowe, was presented with the honorary award at USC’s Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday ...

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Luiten gets physics chair at Adelaide

Professor Andre Luiten will relocate from Western Australia to take up the chair of experimental physics at the University of Adelaide in February 2013, with support from a $1 million South Australian Research Fellowship. Luiten will bring with him a ...

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Kofman to head Melbourne business faculty

Professor Paul Kofman is to become the new dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. Currently deputy dean and professor of finance, Kofman, succeeds Professor Margaret Abernethy as faculty dean. Abernethy has stepped down ...

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Nursing college appoints new CEO

Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms FRCNA FCN has been appointed the inaugural chief executive officer of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). Thoms is a registered nurse and midwife with wide experience across the health system. She has held positions in ...

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Deakin appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor

Deakin University has appointed Professor Trevor Day as pro vice-chancellor to lead its Faculty of Science and Technology.  He will be based at the university’s Geelong Waurn Ponds campus.  Day moved to Deakin from the University of Newcastle where he ...

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World recognition for Daube

Professor Mike Daube was presented the 2012 Luther L Terry Award for Distinguished Career at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health conference in Singapore recently. The awards honour outstanding leadership and accomplishment. Daube is professor of health policy ...

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New chair and deputy chair for English Australia

Chris Wallis, director of Swinburne College, has been appointed chair of English Australia. She will work with Marc Weedon‐Newstead, principal/group executive of the UNSW Institute of Languages, who takes on the role of deputy chair. Sue Blundell, executive director of ...

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UWA scientists join search for new minerals

Three leading scientists from the University of Western Australia have joined a global first scientific Cluster to assist industry in accelerating the search for new minerals. The CSIRO Organic Geochemistry of Mineral Systems Cluster was launched recently to bring geochemistry ...

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