Professor Warren Bebbington

Welcome to my blog: I look forward to hearing from you and reading your comments about our University. I hope this becomes a great melting pot for intellectual ideas, views and debate and I welcome all of your contributions.

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I was asked  to talk about music for “Four at Four” on Michael Smyth’s show this afternoon, and share four musical works that are special to me.  We played a variety of styles, from Bach to Sinatra, Bogle and Beethoven.

You can hear the full interview.

–wb

 

 

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You might be interested to hear my interview with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan on the ABC891 Breakfast Program following the announcement of Australia’s new Free Trade Agreement with China: listen to the podcast.

Earlier this week I attended a function at Parliament House in Canberra with China’s President, Xi Jinping – it will be interesting to hear the higher education response to both the trade agreement and the G20 summit over the coming weeks and months. Improved access to China can only help us when Chinese students represent half of our international student population.

–wb

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Vice-Chancellor Bebbington and Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd), 16th Chancellor, University of Adelaide

Welcome to the 16th Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd).

I am very much looking forward to working with our new Chancellor―he brings to the table first-hand appreciation of the pivotal juncture between governance and management and his values and focus are clearly aligned to what we aim to achieve at the University in the coming years.

–wb

Ms Dianne Davidson, Deputy Chancellor, Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd), Chancellor, and Professor Warren Bebbington, Vice-Chancellor and President

 

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A great celebration commemorating 140 years of history at the University of Adelaide on the 6th November (Foundation Day). You might be interested to hear my interview with Michael Smyth on ABC 891 on the legacy of our first Vice-Chancellor, Dr Augustus Short. And also visit the photo gallery from our Short Day Out on [...]

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I was delighted to officially open our new $3 million Graduate Clubrooms on Saturday. The new facility replaces four separate buildings, the newest built way back in the 1950s. When we think of the great achievements in our University’s history, naturally we tend to focus on the research and education that are part and parcel [...]

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I was nominated by one of our students for the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for motor neurone disease – a little bit of fun to support serious research, undertaken here at Adelaide led by Dr Ian Johnson, and worldwide, into a devastating illness which currently has no cure. As part of [...]

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In towns and cities around the world, universities once viewed as costly indulgences are increasingly being recognised as key economic generators—in many places they are now a major local source of population, jobs, and income. In South Australia, the University of Adelaide is an example of this trend: education is the third largest sector of [...]

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Good crowds, friendly staff and student volunteers, outstanding displays and blue skies… Another highly successful and well organised Open Day on Sunday 17 August – the atmosphere on campus yesterday was excellent. It was a great day to welcome thousands of prospective students and their families and also to showcase the diversity of education and [...]

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We’re pleased to have improved our ranking and to be named among the top 200 institutions in what is arguably the key global ranking for higher education, the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The University of Adelaide was the only South Australian institution to make it to [...]

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Great to finally mark the start of construction today on our new $206 million Adelaide Medical and Nursing Schools Project in the West End with Premier Jay Weatherill and Senator Simon Birmingham. –wb    

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