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Andrew Deeks

President and Vice-Chancellor, Murdoch University

Educated at the University of Western Australia (UWA), 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. From 2014 to 2022 he was President of the University College Dublin (UCD), where he led a strategy which saw UCD establish itself as Ireland’s Global University. In March 2022 he returned to Western Australia to become the 8th Vice-Chancellor of Murdoch University. Andrew has been a member of the IAU Administrative Board since 2016 and was elected the 16th President of IAU at the 16th General Conference, held at UCD in October 2022.

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