Five more years for Brian Schmidt

As universally expected, he has a second term as ANU vice chancellor

The university advises staff yesterday that council had unanimously voted to re-appoint Professor Schmidt.

“He has been a stellar VC in his first term, who has shared and shaped an ambitious vision for the university for the coming years and the council and I back this mission,” new chancellor Julie Bishop says.

According to Professor Schmidt, “Trust is our currency and what makes ANU distinctive.

““We are trusted for our exceptional education and campus experience; trusted for our unrivalled research that deepens our understanding of the world and our place in it; and trusted for our deep thinking, sharp ideas and fearless advice that helps transform society.”

Professor Schmidt set out his plan for a second term in an address to staff last week, (CMM February 10).

Below: Where Julie Bishop wants ANU to rank