Top academic appointed to senior Stirling role

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A leading UK academic has been appointed to a key role in supporting the University of Stirling’s international teaching and research activities.

Professor Neville Wylie will join Stirling from the University of Nottingham, where he was Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement and responsible for directing the University’s relations in the Americas. From 2010 to 2014 he was seconded to Nottingham’s Malaysia campus as its first Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

At Stirling, Professor Wylie will serve as Deputy Principal (Internationalisation), with responsibility for building the University’s global research collaborations and education programmes. Professor Wylie will take up his new post in September 2018.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gerry McCormac, said: “We’re delighted to appoint Professor Wylie to this important position, to help further enhance our international research and teaching profile and to deepen our collaborations with partners around the world.

“Professor Wylie has a strong track record in internationalisation, including holding senior roles based in Malaysia, and I look forward to working with him to help achieve our ambitious targets as set out in our Strategic Plan.”

Professor Wylie said: “I am very much looking forward to joining the University of Stirling and helping to shape its unique ‘offer’ in the international space, at what promises to be a hugely important time for the University and for the sector as a whole. It will also be lovely to return to Scotland after nearly two decades away.”

Professor Neville Wylie

Professor Neville Wylie has been appointed Deputy Principal (Internationalisation) at the University of Stirling.

Professor Wylie will play a central role in supporting international student recruitment, enhancing the University’s transnational education activities – where University of Stirling education is provided in another country – and developing global research activities.

Professor Wylie is a graduate of Kings College London and received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He previously worked at the Universities of Cambridge and Glasgow and University College Dublin where he lectured in modern history and International Relations.

His research bridges the fields of international history, politics and law, and focuses on the study of prisoners of war, humanitarianism and small-state neutrality. He has published more than 40 research works including books, papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as leading numerous research projects.

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