The academic year has commenced and so too the roll out of the University’s Small Group Discovery Experience for first year students. You may have seen the story in today’s edition of The Advertiser. Of course, we started on this journey in 2012 as the fundamental component of the University’s 10 year Strategic Plan: Beacon [...]
Professor Warren Bebbington
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Former Victorian Liberal Minister Phil Honeywood says that awarding honorary university roles to former politicians undermines the hard work of real academics who have earned their titles. And a quick survey by The Australian last week suggested that such appointments have been mostly Labor, made by universities awash with “left leaning academics”. Pictured with the [...]
The debate on quality over quantity within the sector has reignited in earnest in the past week. You might be interested to hear my interview on the ABC 891 breakfast program on Friday 27 September.
I had an early morning at the Royal Adelaide Show, visiting students and staff from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine and the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. It’s a chance for students to put learning theory into practice, and build important networks with the industry while experiencing the competitive side of agriculture. [...]
It was wonderful chance to meet with local members of our alumni community in Adelaide last night at the presentation of the Strategic Plan 2013-2023: Beacon of Enlightenment in The Braggs lecture theatre. While I have spoken to many graduates in Australia and overseas about the University’s vision for the future, this was the first [...]
On Tuesday, I was part of a South Australian Vice-Chancellor’s panel at the Council for Economic Development (CEDA) event in Adelaide with guest speaker, incoming Universities Australia President, Professor Sandra Harding from James Cook University. I’ll share with you my thoughts from that day… The last time there was a gathering of vice-chancellors here in [...]
You might be interested to hear my interview with Radio Adelaide’s Ewart Shaw for the Orbit program on the one year anniversary of my arrival. Listen to the podcast And also my chat with Angus Randall on the Breakfast program. Listen to the podcast
Welcome news from the latest, and returning, Higher Education Minister, Senator Kim Carr with his comments on revisiting some of the blunt policy directives that we’ve seen over the past year. Top of the list is the demand-driven system. I have flagged this as an issue for some time and I hope that we will [...]
Today I was delighted to meet with Prime Minister Gillard who announced $60m in funding for our new Medical School in the West-End of the city, beside the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. The University of Adelaide’s Medical School and the ‘RAH’ depend on each other. And they have done so for over 125 years. It [...]
Today, I was very pleased to receive a cheque for $300,000 from Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood to support the restoration of Elder Hall through the Council’s Heritage Incentives Scheme. This generous gift – the largest ever given though the Scheme and possibly unprecedented in Australian municipal council heritage gifts – will go [...]
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