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Astronomy star to lead research school

One of Australia’s foremost astronomers, Professor Matthew Colless, has today been announced as the new director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University. Professor Colless joins the university after a long and highly distinguished ...

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Chair focused on innovation

Design researcher, practitioner and Australian Future Fellow, Professor Andy Dong has been appointed to the Warren Chair in Engineering Innovation at the University of Sydney. This newly established chair will lead a program of education and research in engineering innovation ...

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Inspiring academics receive top medals

Two University of the Sunshine Coast academics who are inspiring the next generation of teachers, artists and designers have been rewarded for their exceptional work. Senior lecturer in art and design Dr Lisa Chandler (right) and associate lecturer in education ...

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UQ appoints four researchers to economics school

The University of Queensland’s school of economics has appointed four new academics following a global search. They will commence semester two. They are: Dr Myra Yazbeck, Dr Ian MacKenzie, Satoshi Tanaka and Keiichi Kawai. Yazbeck is currently a postdoctoral fellow ...

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New chancellor for Ballarat

The University of Ballarat has announced the appointment of Dr Paul Hemming as its next chancellor for a three-year term commencing on July 1. A deputy chancellor of the university since 2011, Hemming has been a member of the university ...

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Glasgow academic joins UNSW

International director and head of student recruitment for the University of Glasgow, Fiona Docherty, has been appointed pro-vice-chancellor (international) at the University of NSW. She will take up the position in August this year. Docherty will replace Jennie Lang, who ...

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Uni position for former thinker-in-residence

Former Adelaide thinker-in-residence Professor Goran Roos is joining the University of Adelaide to help the development of research and education promoting innovation in the business and manufacturing sector. Roos has been appointed adjunct professor with the university’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and ...

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La Trobe archaeologist joins elite group

La Trobe University emeritus professor of archaeology Jim Allen has joined an elite group of Australian scholars elected foreign associates of the US National Academy of Sciences. Allen, a specialist in the archaeology of the South Pacific, was foundation professor ...

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Devlin moves to OUA

Open Universities Australia (OUA) has announced the appointment of Professor Marcia Devlin as its executive director of academic products and services. Devlin is currently the chair of higher education research at Deakin University, and is the director of Deakin’s higher ...

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Gadek heads JCU academic board

James Cook University has appointed Professor Paul Gadek to a further term as chairman of its academic board. Gadek was first appointed chairman in 2007, when it was a part-time position.  For the past six months he has acted as ...

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