It has been announced today that Professor Richard Higgott has been appointed as the next Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University in Australia. He will take up his new post in August.
Richard Higgott is Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies. He also served as a Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at Warwick, was the Foundation Director of the ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, and is Senior Scientist and Director of the EU Framework 6 Network of Excellence on Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation (GARNET).
Warwick's Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift said:
"Richard is an internationally-recognised political economist with an outstanding research record. He has served Warwick well as a Pro Vice-Chancellor and as director of two major research programmes. We are saddened to lose him but I am delighted to see the recognition of the talents and ability of a highly accomplished Warwick colleague."