Fourth Rector


Appointment of Professor Robert King as the fourth Rector of the University College.


Emeritus Professor Robert King has a first class honours degree in Science, a Diploma of Education and a Doctorate from the University of Melbourne. Following completion of his PhD in Marine Science he held an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship in Germany, before taking up appointment at UNSW.

Professor King is the author of over 100 research papers and reports, and author and editor of six books.

He has been the President of the University of New South Wales Academic Board from 1998-1999, as Rector, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy from 1999 - 2004, and subsequently as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Registrar, UNSW from 2004-2006.