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.”