Professor Glyn Davis
Professor Glyn Davis is Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and President of the Group of Eight, representing Australia’s leading research universities.
He was educated at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University, before undertaking post-doctoral work as a Harkness Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, the Brookings Institution and Harvard.
Professor Davis teaches and researches in the field of public policy. His public sector service includes a term as the Director-General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland, and appointment as Foundation Chair of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
Professor Davis is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Companion in the Order of Australia.
The University of Melbourne, established in 1853, has a student body of 42,000, more than 6,400 staff and an annual budget exceeding $A 1.2 billion.
In its most recent global rankings, the Times of London ranked the University of Melbourne as the best in Australia and amongst the top twenty universities in the world.