As Deakin’s principal executive officer, Professor Jane den Hollander leads the University and determines its strategic and academic vision. The Vice-Chancellor also plays a major role in cultivating and sustaining Deakin University’s relationship with its many key external stakeholders.

Introducing Jane den Hollander

Professor Jane den Hollander has been Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University since July 2010. At Deakin, Professor den Hollander introduced LIVE the future, an aspiration for Deakin to drive the digital frontier in higher education, harnessing the power, opportunity and reach of new and emerging technologies.

Professor den Hollander holds a BSc (Honours) First Class in Zoology and a Master of Science degree from Wits University, Johannesburg. Her PhD is from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Professor den Hollander is currently a board member of Universities Australia, Education Australia Limited, UniSuper Limited and VERNet. She is Deputy Chair and Trustee of the Geelong Performing Arts Council, Chair of Skilling the Bay and a member of the Kardinia park Steering Committee.

Prior to taking up her appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor den Hollander was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Curtin University in Western Australia.

We have a long-held commitment to lifelong learning and to being flexible and accessible – providing students with real choices about how, when and where learning occurs.

Professor Jane den Hollander


The Vice-Chancellor’s presentations and publications

Digital disruption of education – Jane den Hollander

Professor Jane den Hollander presents at the launch of CEDA’s 2015 major report: Australia’s future workforce?

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