In the Media

What would Captain Kirk do?

By: Professor David Lloyd
From: LH Martin Institute 30 October, 2013 

One of the more common distractions I face as a (relatively new) leader is having to frequently devote my attention to answering the question ‘aren’t you very young to be a vice-chancellor?’


Don't rush policy reform, says UA

By: Andrew Trounson, Bernard Lane and Julie Hare
From: The Australian July 24, 2013 12:00AM

MAJOR policy reform of the demand-driven system cannot be rushed in just 72 hours and needs further consultation to avoid unintended consequences, the head of peak group Universities Australia says.


Communication + Collaboration = Innovation

From: The Campus Review July 2013

To achieve an even stronger collaboration between universities and industry, we need to address those issues holding this coexistence back.

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'Unijam' strikes mass chord at University of South Australia

By Paul Jump
From: The Times Higher Education 23 May 2013

When a fresh face enters a vice-chancellor’s office, a revised strategic plan invariably emerges from under the door a few months later.

But the University of South Australia’s new vice-chancellor David Lloyd has decided to break with this closed-door tradition and instead host a giant 48-hour online brainstorming conversation about university strategy with any and all of the institution’s staff, students and alumni who care to take part.


Shaping the future of business

By: Andrew Ramsay
From: UniSA Business Magazine April 2013

“If there’s one thing UniSA could ask of the business community, it would be for more competitive internships.”

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A new vice-chancellor has been appointed at the University of South Australia

From: The Australian August 22, 2012 3:31PM 

Dr David Lloyd, incoming vice-chancellor and president at the University of South Australia, commencing early 2013. Source: Supplied BIOCHEMIST David Lloyd has been appointed vice-chancellor and president of the University of South Australia, commencing in early 2013.


Strategic Plan

Hawke Building

Crossing the Horizon

Crossing the Horizon is a focused action plan that will deliver the aspirations of the University’s Horizon 2020 vision and establish the University’s ambition to be Australia’s university of enterprise.

It features seven key actions sets - enhanced education and student experience; industry engaged research and curriculum; increased human capital and efficiency; transformational infrastructure and enrichment of institutional culture; engagement with wider society; global reach and visibility; and the development of the governance and administrative efficiency to achieve change. The plan will be delivered between 2013 and 2018.



Unijam officially closed at midnight Thursday 30 May. Thank you to everyone who contributed over 38 hours, culminating in 18,000 posts and nearly 8,000 registrants.

The jam reached more than 50 countries and we were delighted that UniSA students constituted the largest participating group. The jam was also the most ‘tweeted’ IBM jam and the social media comment and engagement around the event was significant.

This successful online conversation has informed the drafting of a new action plan for the University. Following a consultation period with key stakeholders during June and July, the Vice Chancellor will release this action plan in August 2013.

Contact Details

Office of the Vice Chancellor and President

Level 4 Hawke Building,
55 North Terrace,
City West

Professor David Lloyd

Ph: (08) 8302 0500

Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
Rita Linnane

Ph: (08) 8302 0500

Project Officer
Michelle Trimboli

Ph: (08) 8302 0650

Areas of study and research

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