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CQU picks new chancellor

Gladstone industry leader John Abbott has been appointed chancellor at Central Queensland University. Abbott has served the university in various roles for the past 30 years, including as tutor at the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education and most recently as a ...

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Medical research chief at UTAS

The University of Tasmania has offered professor Alison Venn the new role of Menzies Institute for Medical Research director. Venn is an internationally renowned population health expert with broad experience in chronic disease. She is well known for her partnerships ...

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UC selects Indigenous strategy dean

The University of Canberra has appointed professor Peter Radoll dean of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and strategy. Radoll is a descendant of the Anaiwan people of New South Wales and has extensive experience in senior management of Indigenous ...

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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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Bridge the gap between town and gown

Good campus design speaks to the place and culture in which an institution sits, a leading architect has said. Robert McGauran, founding director of MGS Architects, said universities need to include the broader community in design plans in order to understand how ...

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Modern universities must empower students: expert

The increasingly global, connected, and mobile nature of student expectations means modern universities must overhaul traditional education models while better leveraging technology, a US expert has told Australian university leaders. Addressing delegates at the Financial Review Higher Education Summit in ...

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Unis must modernise admin systems to excel: Davis

Universities must bring management systems into the current century to achieve future growth and long-term success, one of Australia’s most prominent vice-chancellors has said. Speaking at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit at the University of Melbourne this week, the ...

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