PROFESSOR LINDA KRISTJANSON AO, VICE-CHANCELLOR, SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY
Professor Kristjanson is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering. Professor Kristjanson Chairs the Board of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and is a non-Executive Director of The Conversation, Education Australia Ltd., Global Citizen Australia, Skalata Ventures Ltd, and the Mineral Exploration CRC.
In 2017, Professor Kristjanson was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, in honour of distinguished service to tertiary education through leadership and governance roles, strategic and innovative university reforms, contributions to cancer research and palliative care, and to women.
Opening Keynote: Thursday 31 October
Creating universities for the future
How can Australian universities continue to deliver transformative education and research through a period of intense change? What is the fourth industrial revolution and what does it mean for universities? How do we understand and respond to our students’ needs and expectations? What is our role in Australia’s global relationships? How do we maintain the trust and support of the communities we serve?