Our Vice-Chancellor is the University's principal executive officer and is instrumental in determining our strategic direction.
Dr Michael Spence AC BA LLB Sydney DPhil PGDipTheol Oxford
Dr Michael Spence AC has led the University of Sydney as Vice-Chancellor and Principal since 2008 and is the University’s 25th vice-chancellor. Under Dr Spence’s leadership, the University has:
An alumnus of the University, Dr Spence has a BA with first-class honours in English, Italian and law. His other languages include French, Chinese and Korean. He is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of intellectual property theory and holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, where he headed Oxford’s law faculty and its social sciences division.
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