Brian Schmidt set for second five years at the ANU

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ANU chancellor Julie Bishop with the re-appointed vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt.

PROF Brian Schmidt has been appointed for another five years as vice-chancellor of the Australian National University.

In a unanimous vote, the ANU council re-appointed Prof Schmidt for a second five-year term from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2025.

As the only university president in the world to hold a Nobel Prize, Prof Schmidt, “has unique standing in global higher education,” says ANU chancellor Julie Bishop.

Prof Schmidt said: “It is an honour to serve as vice-chancellor of this great university. It’s also a responsibility which I do not take lightly.

“As VC, my vision for the university is clear: ANU must be a contemporary national university and a valuable global resource, and most of all we must be an institution that Australians trust.

“We are trusted for our exceptional education and campus experience; trusted for our unrivalled research that deepens our understanding of the world and our place in it; and trusted for our deep thinking, sharp ideas and fearless advice that helps transform society.

“Trust is our currency and what makes ANU distinctive. That trust is hard won and I will work hard to not only keep the trust that council and the university have placed in me, but also so that ANU has the trust of all.”

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