Schmidt of ANU to step down: “I am realistic about a VC’s ‘shelf-life’ ”

ANU VC announces he will return to research and teaching at  the university, year-end

Professor Schmidt announced his exit, after seven years, in his “state of the university” address to staff yesterday.

“Having arrived as an agent of change, for the university’s sake, I want to leave before I become ‘the status quo.’ “

And personally … I will be ready to get back to my research and teaching and a somewhat more balanced life,” he told staff yesterday.

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