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Nobel laureate joins ANU

American economist and Nobel laureate professor Edward C. Prescott has been appointed an adjunct distinguished professor at Australian National University’s Research School of Economics. Along with colleague Finn Kydland, Prescott was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in economics as recognition ...

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New USYD DEAN OF education, social work

Victoria University pro vice-chancellor professor Diane Mayer is heading to the University of Sydney after being appointed dean of the faculty of education and social work. Mayer will take up the appointment from November 3 and will bring more than ...

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Chemist to head Macquarie science

Macquarie University has named professor Barbara Messerle its new executive dean of the faculty of science. Messerle is a chemist with more than 25 years of experience teaching research and academic leadership – including her present position as head of the ...

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NCVER director named ACPET chief

Rod Camm has been appointed chief executive of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training. Camm, now the managing director of the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research, will take up his new role in the coming weeks. Building ...

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Permanent role for UNE interim VC

The University of New England has announced the appointment of professor Annabelle Duncan to a permanent role as vice-chancellor and chief executive. Duncan took over the position in an interim capacity in March but has now been officially handed the ...

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Former chief scientist to promote Murdoch

A former Western Australia chief scientist has been appointed ambassador of Murdoch University’s science and research. Vice-chancellor of Murdoch, Richard Higgott, announced professor Lyn Beazley as the Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Professor of Science. The aim of the role is ...

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UWA names deputy VC

The University of Western Australia has appointed a deputy vice-chancellor community and engagement. Professor Kent Anderson, who speaks Japanese, will lead engagement with the wider community. He has been a visiting professor at Waseda, Nagoya, Kyushu, Doshisha, Ritsumeikan and Chuo universities ...

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Goldman Sachs ex-MD new Swinburne chancellor

Swinburne University of Technology has a new chancellor in Graham Goldsmith. Goldsmith will take over from Bill Scales – who served for nine years on Swinburne’s council – this month. “I am committed to the university’s vision to be a ...

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CSU virtual campus has leader

Charles Sturt University has appointed the inaugural head of its virtual campus, with the aim of creating a stronger sense of community for students studying online. The head of CSU’s School of Information Sciences, associate professor Philip Hider, will be head ...

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Go8 names exec director

The Go8 has appointed Vicki Thomson executive director. Thomson previously led the Australian Technology Network of universities for a decade and is a member of the Australia China Council Board and the New Colombo Plan Reference Group. Go8 chair professor ...

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