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Andrew J Deeks
University College Dublin presidency of University College Dublin
On 1 January 2014, Professor Andrew J. Deeks took up the presidency of University College Dublin.
Growing up in Perth, Western Australia, he was educated at the University of Western Australia, where he received a first class honours degree in civil engineering in 1984. After completing his Masters degree he worked in industry briefly before returning to UWA to pursue his PhD and an academic career in 1988. After working up through the academic ranks from Senior Tutor to Professor, Andrew served a five year term as Head of the School of Civil & Resource Engineering from 2004-2009. In 2009, he joined Durham University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Science.
Since taking over the reins at UCD, he has visited all the schools, research institutes and support units, restructured the University Management Team and led the University through a strategic planning process. The UCD Strategy 2015-2020 was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills on 11 November 2014.