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Andrew DEEKS

President, University College Dublin

Educated at the University of Western Australia, Andrew received a first class honours degree in civil engineering in 1984. He worked in industry briefly, before returning to UWA to pursue his PhD and an academic career. He became Winthrop Professor, Civil and Resource Engineering, in 2004 and was Head of School from 2004 to 2009. In 2009, Andrew joined Durham University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Science where he led the development of the university’s global presence strategy and extensive international partnerships, particularly in China and Brazil. In 2014 he took up the position as President of the UCD as the first Australian to lead an Irish university, and the first person from outside Ireland to lead the University since John Henry Newman (1854).

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