John Brumby appointed Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow

June 11 / 62

Former Victorian Premier John Brumby has been appointed a joint Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. 

Mr Brumby, who holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University, took up his appointment last week.

He joins former Federal Liberal MP Petro Georgiou, who was named a joint Melbourne / Monash Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow last month. 

Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said Mr Brumby’s work at the University would enhance the Melbourne community, given his extensive experience in political and public life, and his passion for innovation, research and development.

“Mr Brumby has been a stalwart supporter of great initiatives such as the Bio 21 Institute, the IBM Collaboratory and super-computer based at this University, and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.  He has been a champion of Victorian-led biotechnology and innovation,” Professor Davis said. 

“We warmly welcome this exciting appointment.”

In his part-time role, Mr Brumby will contribute to various aspects of public life at the two universities by delivering student and public lectures, providing strategic advice to several faculties and schools and advising the universities on how they can progress their most exciting initiatives, particularly in science and innovation.

Mr Brumby said he was delighted to accept the appointment, working on behalf of two of Australia’s finest universities.  

“Melbourne and Monash are great universities, which make a huge contribution to our economy, our intellectual life and the wonderful quality of life we enjoy in Victoria.

“I look forward to contributing to public debate through lectures and teaching, as well as supporting the universities generally, and particularly in medical research, science and innovation,” Mr Brumby said.

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