Professor Nick Klomp is the Vice-Chancellor and President of CQUniversity Australia. As the Vice-Chancellor, he leads the University by driving its strategy and academic vision, enhancing its culture and external profile, strengthening its finances and supporting its communities, across a national network of campuses.
Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor in 2019, Professor Klomp was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Canberra, where he was responsible for academic strategy and teaching and learning quality across five faculties, as well as student recruitment and administration, student experience, marketing, international activities, graduate outcomes, and student equity and support. Prior to that role, Professor Klomp was the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Charles Sturt University, leading a large and diverse faculty in seven schools across six regional campuses, with disciplines ranging from Veterinary Science to Dentistry, Nursing to Environmental Science, Forensic Biotechnology to Wine Science, Agriculture to Allied Health and more.
Professor Klomp is passionate about student engagement in learning, excellence in teaching, and research with impact. He has been presented with a teaching excellence award, has been nominated for awards in the promotion of science, and was a Science Correspondent for ABC radio for more than a decade. Professor Klomp is a vocal advocate for regional universities and is currently the Chair of the Regional University Network in Australia.
In addition to his extensive teaching career, Professor Klomp is recognised internationally for his research in applied ecology and environmental science, having produced three books and around 60 refereed publications, successfully supervised more than a dozen doctoral students, and attracted several nationally-competitive grants.
Professor Klomp has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Curtin University, First Class Honours from Murdoch University, and a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Glasgow. He is also a graduate of Harvard’s Advanced Management Program (AMP 189) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).