The University of Queensland cordially invites you and a guest to attend an event honouring and introducing the new Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Queensland, Professor Peter Høj.
7:00 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm Keynote address by Professor Peter Høj
8:00 pm Hors d’oeuvres reception and networking
Dress: Business attire
Acceptance or Apologies: Please reply by Thursday 8 November 2012
Professor Peter Høj will commence as Vice Chancellor and President of The University of Queensland on 8 October 2012. Prior to this appointment Professor Høj was Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia from 1 June 2007. Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (2004-2007) and Managing Director of the Australian Wine Research Institute, based in Adelaide (1997-2004).
Professor Høj was educated at the University of Copenhagen, majoring in biochemistry and chemistry, and has a Master of Science degree in biochemistry and genetics. He earned his PhD in photosynthesis and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Copenhagen.
Professor Høj is Deputy Chair and Lead Vice Chancellor Research of Universities Australia, a board member of the Commonweath Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and a member of the Australian Qualifications Framework Council. He has served as a private member of the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) from 1999-2004, and as an ex-officio member from 2006-2007. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Foreign Member (Natural Sciences Class) of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
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