Университет Австралии - New ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young - media conference, 1 Oct 2010

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Media conference at The Australian National University to announce the appointment of Professor Ian Young as the new Vice-Chancellor. Professor Young is joined at the media conference by Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans. This video was recorded on 1 October 2010.
Professor Young has been Vice-Chancellor and President of Swinburne University of Technology since 2003, during which time it has entered international rankings for the first time, doubled its revenue, more than doubled its research citations, and increased significantly the number of staff with a PhD. He has previously held senior academic positions at the Universities of Adelaide and New South Wales, James Cook University, and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie in Hamburg.
Long active in Australian higher education policy and administration, he was appointed by the then Minister for Education, the Hon Julia Gillard, as the sector's representative on the Australian Qualifications Framework Council. He is also presently Chair of Education Australia Ltd and a Director of IDP Education Pty Ltd, the world's largest recruiting agency for international students, as well as a Director of Universities Australia, Open Universities Australia. He has written extensively on issues including international education collaboration, research funding, the linkages between vocational education and higher education and models for educational funding.
Professor Young is one of the most cited civil engineers in Australia, and the only serving Australian Vice-Chancellor to hold current Australian Research Council grants. He has published three books and more than 100 journal papers in the fields of coastal and ocean engineering, with research covering areas such as environmental design parameters, the physics of wind generated waves, satellite remote sensing of the oceans and global climate.
Professor Young also has strong industry links, acting as a consultant to the coastal and offshore industries in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as to government bodies like NASA and the US Office of Naval Research. He has a strong track record of generating industry and business support for projects and programs at Swinburne University.
Professor Young has been elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Member of the American Geophysical Union, and was awarded the Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society.
Professor Young said following his appointment:
"I am both delighted and honoured to have been selected as Vice-Chancellor of the ANU. This is an outstanding institution with an extraordinary resource of talented staff.
"I very much look forward to working with the Council and the staff and students of the university in continuing to build ANU as Australia's national university and a world-class institution of which all Australians can be proud."
Professor Young will begin on 1 March 2011.
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