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RMIT adds Robert Connolly

Writer, director and producer Robert Connolly has been appointed adjunct professor media at RMIT University. Connolly is one of Australia’s most highly regarded writing, directing and producing talents, with credits including The Bank, The Boys, Three Dollars, Balibo, Underground: The ...

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New head of VU Foundation

Victoria University has elected Dr Susan Alberti as the new chair of the Victoria University Foundation. VU vice-chancellor professor Peter Dawkins said, “Dr Alberti has been a director of the Victoria University Foundation for a number of years. “She takes ...

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UQ names deputy chancellor

Dr Jane Wilson has been announced as the University of Queensland’s new deputy chancellor. The 22-member UQ Senate elected Wilson to the position on February 27. Her term will run from 2014 to 2017. The appointment follows the retirement of ...

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Southern Cross picks chancellor

Southern Cross University has announced Nick Burton Taylor its chancellor. Burton Taylor is a successful businessman with a strong interest in agriculture and regional and small business. His longstanding commitment to rural communities includes his role as founding chairman of ...

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Monash picks research institute chief

Monash University announced the appointment of professor Aibing Yu as pro vice-chancellor and president of its new Monash University-Southeast University Joint Research Institute in Suzhou, China. Professor Yu joins Monash from the University of New South Wales, where he is ...

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UQ names HASS leader

A globally renowned foreign policy, human rights and international relations scholar has officially joined UQ as executive dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences (HASS). Professor Tim Dunne has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher, educator ...

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It’s hip to be postgrad

Advanced degrees just keep gaining in popularity and there is evidence they still help job prospects – for now. By Dallas Bastian. There has been huge growth in the number of people undertaking postgraduate studies as bachelor’s degrees lose value ...

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UWS selects deputy VC for research

The University of Western Sydney has appointed professor Scott Holmes to the role of deputy vice-chancellor research and development. An internationally recognised business management and health economics expert, and experienced researcher and academic leader, joins UWS from the University of ...

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New chief of dentistry school at UQ

Internationally recognised professor Lakshman Samaranayake has joined the University of Queensland as head of the school of dentistry. Samaranayake’s move to UQ follows a long and distinguished tenure as dean of the faculty of dentistry at The University of Hong ...

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UNE deputy VC fills interim role

The University of New England has appointed deputy vice-chancellor professor Annabelle Duncan interim vice-chancellor. Duncan will fill the role until the appointment of the university’s next vice-chancellor, expected later this year after an international search. The outgoing vice-chancellor, professor Jim ...

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