New Orleans: UQ introduces new Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Queensland, Professor Peter Høj

The University of Queensland and Ochsner Clinical School cordially invite you to attend the Culmination Celebration for the medical students of the inaugural class of the University of Queensland - Ochsner Clinical School.

The event will feature a keynote address by the new Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Queensland, Professor Peter Høj.



6.30 pm

6:45 pm

Welcome reception

Formal Remarks

  • Welcome from Ochsner and UQ
  • Presentation of Teaching Award
  • Keynote address by Professor Peter Høj
  • Recognition of Students in the Inaugural UQ-Ochsner Cohort
  • Acknowledgement of FInal Year UQ Medical Students
  • Closing

7:15 pm

Reception for students, faculty and guests

Dress: Business attire

Acceptance or Apologies: Please reply by Thursday 8 November 2012

Peter_Hoj_zpsd66839d7.pngProfessor 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.

Please click here to register.


Sat, Nov. 17, 2012
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130