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Davis to remain Melbourne VC

Professor Glyn Davis has been invited to continue as vice-chancellor at the University of Melbourne until December 31, 2018. Davis addressed his excitement about the extension. “To work with brilliant academic colleagues and students at the University of Melbourne for ...

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JCU names health dean

James Cook University welcomes professor Maxine Whittaker as dean of the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences. Whittaker will manage teaching and research in the fields of public health, tropical medicine, biomedical sciences, veterinary science and molecular and ...

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Business Council’s Livingstone elected UTS chancellor

Business Council of Australia president Catherine Livingstone will be the next chancellor of the University of Technology, Sydney. Livingstone’s term will begin in December 2016 so she can serve her the remainder of her term as BCA president. UTS deputy chancellor Brian Wilson will ...

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UQ tech institute picks director

Professor Alan Rowan has been appointed director for the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). Rowan has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles with more than 12,000 citations. He expressed his enthusiasm for his new role ...

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Griffith names business school PVC

Professor David Grant has been appointed pro vice-chancellor for the business school at Griffith University. Grant is currently the senior deputy dean at the University of New South Wales Business School. Prior to that, he was co-dean of the University ...

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New fishery research head at Bond

Bond University will welcome Dr Daryl McPhee as the new director of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). McPhee will help guide the research and investment efforts of the FRDC and play a role in investing producer and taxpayer ...

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USQ VC to lead regional uni group

University of Southern Queensland vice-chancellor Jan Thomas has been named the new chair of the Regional Universities Network (RUN). Thomas, who will replace Southern Cross University vice-chancellor professor Peter Lee, said she was looking forward to her new role. “I’m ...

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FedUni VC to retire

Federation University Australia vice-chancellor professor David Battersby has announced that he will retire in the second half of 2016. Battersby was appointed vice-chancellor in 2006. “My decade as vice-chancellor has been the highlight of my academic career, which has spanned ...

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Melbourne adds VC’s fellow

The University of Melbourne has named Noel Pearson a vice-chancellor’s fellow. Coming from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale, Pearson has for decades advanced native title reform and economic development and social policy for the people of Cape York Peninsula. “I am ...

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Curtin Public Health School picks chief

Professor Rachel Huxley has been appointed Curtin University’s new head of the School of Public Health. Huxley joins Curtin after her appointment as chair of epidemiology at the University of Queensland. Professor Michael Berndt, Curtin pro-vice chancellor of health sciences, says Huxley is ...

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