This year represents my 13th as a Vice-Chancellor – Glyn Davis and Peter Coldrake beat me for time in the role. It also represents more than 20 years in senior academic roles, as Dean, DVC and VC. In addition, I have been Chair or a Member of more organisations than I can remember, but including: […]
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Building the Residential Experience at ANU
Over recent weeks I have participated in a range of open forums across the University asking students, staff and alumni about how we can improve the student residential experience. Like many of you I firmly believe that living on campus has distinct educational and social advantages for students. I was encouraged to hear so many […]
2015 Menzies Oration: Australia – a knowledge future?
On Tuesday 8 September I gave the 2015 Menzies Oration at the University of Melbourne where I spoke about innovation and building a high-technology future for Australia. You can read a copy of my speech here.
ANU – a smoke free zone
To mark World No Tobacco Day on Sunday 31 May, I am announcing the University has decided to go smoke free from the start of second semester on July 20.
Time to move to a post-carbon world
Just over a week ago, The Australian National University decided to sell shares worth approximately $16 million in seven companies, representing just 1 per cent of our investment portfolio, and a fraction of the market worth of the companies involved, which has sparked an extraordinary reaction.
Last week the University Council agreed to commence divestment of stocks in seven companies following an independent review of ANU domestic equities.