NUW Alliance welcomes new chair, Professor Attila Brungs

Wednesday, 22 February 2023

The NUW Alliance has welcomed a new Chair, Professor Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor and President of UNSW Sydney, Professor Andy Marks, CEO of the NUW Alliance announced.

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“We’re delighted to welcome Professor Brungs as incoming Chair and extend our sincere thanks to Professor Zelinsky AO for his outstanding contribution at a critical time for the NUW Alliance. Partnerships are essential to unlock the enormous impact universities can have for social good, and Professor Brungs is a globally recognised collaborative leader,” Professor Marks said.

Professor Brungs said, “I’m excited to be commencing as Chair of the NUW Alliance and I thank Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky for his excellent stewardship of the Alliance over the last two years.

As society emerges from massive local and global disruption, the role of universities as public institutions has become even more critical. Our ability to fulfill this role requires us to do more in partnership, openly and collaboratively, with other universities. The NUW Alliance enables us to institutionalise collaboration and respond to new challenges with agility and rigour.

I look forward to us continuing to drive benefits for the state of NSW.”

Professor Marks described the NUW Alliance as uniquely well-placed to deliver positive outcomes for communities across the Hunter, Illawarra, Greater Sydney and further afield by “bringing together over 240,000 students, 18,000 staff, and more than $1.4 billion in partnered research.”

Professor Brungs assumed the role of Chair on 1 January 2023.


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