Vice-Chancellor and President
The University of Adelaide is administered by the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Rathjen AO.
As Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rathjen is the University's principal academic and Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the University of Adelaide Council, he is responsible for the University’s academic standards, management and administration.
A key part of Professor Rathjen’s role is overseeing implementation of the University of Adelaide’s Strategic Plan, Future Making: A 21st Century University for Adelaide. The plan sets out how the University is embracing and responding to the accelerating social, economic and technological change sweeping the world to:
- help industry and our next generation capitalise on emerging global opportunities
- drive South Australia’s transition to a knowledge-based economy
- enrich our culture of research excellence to attract the world’s best minds and lead the way to greater global sustainability and human wellbeing
- make a world-class University of Adelaide education available to an even more diverse student body
- strengthen our position as South Australia’s truly global university.