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New Education and Training Secretary

Education leaders have welcomed the appointment of Dr Michele Bruniges as the new secretary of the Department of Education and Training. Bruniges, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the education sector has led the NSW Department of Education ...

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Nakata re-joins JCU

James Cook University has appointed Professor Martin Nakata pro vice-chancellor of its Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre. Nakata will take up the position in early May. He was the first Torres Strait Islander in Australia to graduate with ...

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Deakin invests new chancellor

Deakin University has officially invested governance, finance, accounting and business strategy expert John Stanhope as its new chancellor. Stanhope, who has been on the university’s council since 2012, has been serving as deputy chair of Deakin’s investment committee, as well ...

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BCA chief named UTS chancellor

The president of the Business Council of Australia, Catherine Livingstone, has been named chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney. Livingstone views her new position as an opportunity to play a different, equally significant role in guiding Australia to create ...

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Neuroscientist from UON joins College of Experts

University of Newcastle associate professor Frini Karayanidis has been inducted into the Australian Research Centre’s (ARC) College of Experts, a role offered only to researchers of exemplary standing within the international academic community. Karayanidis, a cognitive neuroscientist, is delighted about her ...

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PVC students at UTAS retires

Professor Sue Kilpatrick, pro vice-chancellor students, has retired after working 30 years with the University of Tasmania. Kilpatrick led a variety of access and outreach programs, oversaw the success of pathways to the university from schools and led the operation ...

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UNSW selects new PVC education

UNSW adds professor Geoff Crisp as the new pro vice-chancellor education. As part of his new role, beginning in February, Crisp will implement educational components of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. “I am excited by the opportunity to work with colleagues ...

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UC names veteran exec VP global

The University of Canberra welcomes experienced executive Rongyu Li as new vice-president global. He has more than 15 years of experience in international higher education, including the execution of internationalisation strategies, overseeing international offices, language centres, pathway providers, transnational education ...

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JCU elects former ambassador chancellor

James Cook University has appointed Bill Tweddell chancellor for five years beginning on March 26. For the past four decades, Tweddell has pursued a career in Australia’s diplomatic service. He serves as Australia’s ambassador to the Philippines and has previously served as ambassador ...

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Monash adds chancellor

Monash University has appointed social entrepreneur and businessman Simon McKeon chancellor. McKeon said he was “humbled and delighted” upon hearing news of his appointment. “In an era when education is widely regarded as one of Australia’s key sectors, both in ...

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