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Professor Peter Hoj AC


  • Bio/Profile
  • Peter Bordier Høj AC (born 29 April 1957) is an Australian-Danish academic and Vice Chancellor of The University of Adelaide. He has previously served as President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Queensland and the University of South Australia. Educated at the University of Copenhagen, Professor Høj (pronounced "Hoy") completed a Bachelor of Science where he majored in Biochemistry and Chemistry, a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Genetics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Photosynthesis. He has worked in Denmark and Australia as a researcher and published multiple scientific articles. Høj has also served on a number of different company boards in a variety of roles, including current roles on the board of Wine Australia and of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.[3] In 2017 he was elected chair of the Group of Eight, a lobby group that represents Australia’s research-intensive universities. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland from 2012-2020.