John A. Hay

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John Anthony Hay, AC (born 21 September 1942) is a retired Australian academic.[1]


Hay has degrees in literature from the University of Western Australia and Cambridge University.[1]

Academic positions[edit]

  • Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Monash University, Australia from 1988 to 1991.
  • Vice-Chancellor and President, Deakin University, Australia from 1992 to 1995.
  • Dean of Arts and Chair of the National Key Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University.
  • Chair of English and Head of the Department in the University of Western Australia
  • Hay was Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Queensland between 1996 and 2007.
  • Chair of Universitas 21, a consortium of comprehensive, research-intensive international universities in 2003.
  • Chair of the Group of Eight between January 2002 and May 2003.
  • Current Chair of the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.


  • Centenary Medallist in 2003 for contributions to Australian higher education.
  • Companion in the Order of Australia in 2004

Leadership successes[edit]

  • Deakin University and The University of Queensland were named Australia's Universities of the Year by the Good Universities Guide in 1995 and 1999 respectively.
  • The University of Queensland advanced to second position in Australia for total competitive research funding.
  • At University of Queensland, he led the development of many major new research centres in molecular bioscience, supercomputing, biomaterials and nanotechnology, brain research and sustainable mining. He established the university's new James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre Art Gallery, Australia's first national collection of artists' self-portraits raising funding of nearly $400 million for these projects.


  1. ^ a b "Biography of Professor Emeritus John Hay, AC". University of Queensland. Retrieved 22 March 2010.