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Ge­orge Boyne has been named the new prin­ci­pal of the Univer­sity of Aberdeen. Pro­fes­sor Boyne, who is cur­rently pro vice-chan­cel­lor of the Col­lege of Arts, Hu­man­i­ties and So­cial Sciences at Cardiff Univer­sity, will re­place

Sir Ian Di­a­mond when he re­tires in Au­gust. Com­ment­ing on his new role, Pro­fes­sor Boyne, a double grad­u­ate of Aberdeen and an ex­pert on pub­lic sec­tor or­gan­i­sa­tions, said that he was look­ing for­ward to “lead­ing the univer­sity in its am­bi­tions to be in­clu­sive, in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary and international in reach and qual­ity across the full range of its teach­ing and re­search”. Martin Gil­bert, chair of the univer­sity’s court, said that Pro­fes­sor Boyne would “drive for­ward our am­bi­tious agenda for growth, ex­cel­lence and in­ter­na­tion­al­i­sa­tion”.

Ca­tri­ona Jack­son is to be the new chief ex­ec­u­tive of Uni­ver­si­ties Aus­tralia. She will suc­ceed Belinda Robin­son af­ter two years as the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s deputy chief ex­ec­u­tive. The for­mer jour­nal­ist and min­is­te­rial ad­viser has also been chief ex­ec­u­tive of Science and Tech­nol­ogy Aus­tralia and di­rec­tor of com­mu­ni­ca­tions at the Aus­tralian Na­tional Univer­sity. Mar­garet Gard­ner, vice-chan­cel­lor of Monash Univer­sity and chair of Uni­ver­si­ties Aus­tralia, said that Ms Jack­son was an “out­stand­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tor who is held in strong re­gard in higher ed­u­ca­tion, pol­i­tics and the me­dia” and had “proven her­self a skilled and prin­ci­pled ad­vo­cate”.

Pak­istan’s old­est pub­lic univer­sity has ap­pointed its first fe­male vicechan­cel­lor. Nasira Jabeen has be­come pro­vi­sional vice-chan­cel­lor of Pun­jab Univer­sity, which was founded in 1882, hav­ing served as dean of its In­sti­tute of Ad­min­is­tra­tive Ser­vices.

Andy Long is to be­come provost and deputy vice-chan­cel­lor at the Univer­sity of Not­ting­ham. He will lead op­er­a­tional plan­ning and aca­demic re­sources across the univer­sity, as well as man­age the five fac­ulty pro vice-chan­cel­lors. Pro­fes­sor Long is cur­rently pro vice-chan­cel­lor of the Univer­sity of Not­ting­ham’s Fac­ulty of En­gi­neer­ing.

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