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World-class thought leader

Scientia Professor Ross Buckley is appointed the new Chair in International Finance and Regulation at the University of New South Wales. He will drive research into systemic responses to global financial insecurity. Leading international law firm, King & Wood Mallesons, ...

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Million dollar fundraiser

The University of Adelaide’s first chief engagement officer is Ms Kate Robertson, a highly respected leader in development and alumni relations in higher education in Britain. Currently director of Campaign and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Nottingham, Robertson ...

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Powerful in health service

A leading medical researcher has been appointed dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Professor Stephen Smith is currently vice-president (research) at Nanyang Technological University and is the founding dean of the Lee Kong Chian ...

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Fuelling medical research

Getting federal funding for medical research is becoming harder. Aileen Macalintal reports. Medical research, no matter how promising it is, can go nowhere without sufficient funds. As the agency responsible for government funding of research, the Australian Research Council (ARC) ...

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Universities Australia’s next leader

Professor Sandra Harding, vice-chancellor and president of James Cook University, will take over as Universities Australia’s next chair, after University of Melbourne’s professor Glyn Davis. “Not only has professor Harding exhibited exceptional leadership qualities and knowledge of the sector, her ...

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UNSW China strategy head

The former CEO of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), Laurie Pearcey, has taken up the inaugural role of director of China strategy and development at the University of NSW. Pearcey will hold a joint position as director of the ...

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Leading economist for ANU

The Australian National University has appointed leading financial and economic expert Professor Jennifer Corbett as pro vice-chancellor (research and research training). Acting vice-chancellor Professor Margaret Harding said Corbett's expertise has been sought by some of the world's foremost economic institutions, ...

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Flinders environment chair

Professor Craig Simmons, director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training at Flinders University has been appointed to the university's inaugural Schultz Chair in the Environment. The position, the first endowed chair at Flinders, was made possible through ...

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UQ e-research post

Professor David Abramson has been appointed director of the University of Queensland's new research computing centre. Abramson has held a number of leadership roles in education and research over the past 30 years, having been a program leader at CSIRO; ...

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Inaugural professors of design

RMIT University has appointed two scholars from The Netherlands and England as its first professors of design. Professor Gerda Gemser (above) from Delft University is professor of design, business, and Professor Sarah Pink from Loughborough University is professor of design, ...

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