As Deakin’s principal executive officer, Professor Jane den Hollander AO 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 AO has been Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University since July 2010. At Deakin, Professor den Hollander introduced LIVE the future, an aspiration for the University to drive the digital frontier in higher education, harnessing the power, opportunity and reach of new and emerging technologies in all that it does.

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 a Director of UniSuper Limited and Trustee, Chair of Skilling the Bay (a Victorian Government initiative), a member of the Premier's Jobs and Investment Panel and a member of the VERNet Board (Victorian Education and Research Network).

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.

Professor den Hollander received an Order of Australia for her distinguished service to tertiary education in the 2017 Australia Day Honours awards.

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 AO


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