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Monash VC awarded Australia Day honour

Warwick is proud to congratulate Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University, Ed Byrne on his Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in this year’s Australia Day Honours.

The Companion of the Order of Australia is awarded for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large. It is Australia’s greatest civic honour.

Monash University Chancellor Alan Finkel said Professor Byrne's achievement was testament to his outstanding leadership and service to higher education and more importantly to Monash during his five year tenure.

Ed has strengthened the University considerably and undoubtedly the University is, and will continue to be, a significantly stronger institution under his stewardship.Through his outstanding leadership he has helped us strengthen our academy, led the refinement of our campus structure and strategic expansion of the Monash international footprint through core partnerships with the University of Warwick in the UK, and in China."

Professor Byrne received the honour specifically for his eminent service to tertiary education, particularly through leadership and governance roles at Monash along with his biomedical teaching and research, as a scientist and academic mentor, and as a contributor to improved global health.

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