Hugh Brady to develop new vision and strategy for Bristol Uni following appointment as President

Prof. Hugh Brady

Prof. Hugh Brady

Professor Hugh Brady has become the new Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol.

He is the University’s 13th Vice-Chancellor, taking over from Professor Sir Eric Thomas who retired last month after 14 years as academic leader and chief executive of the university.

Professor Brady, who was previously Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Strategy and President of University College Dublin, will develop a new vision and strategy for the University of Bristol during his first few months in the role.

He has indicated that key areas of focus are the student experience, building research scale, the relationship between the University and the city/region, and internationalisation.

He comments: “It is a huge privilege to join this great institution, and I look forward to working with staff, students, alumni, collaborators and friends to help the organisation take its next steps forward.

“A university and its city are inextricably linked and I look forward to making the most of that link in my role here in Bristol.

“To me, Dublin, where I have spent most of my life, and Bristol have some similar charms and challenges: beauty, vibrancy and desirability as a place to live, coupled with a need to make their place in the world.

“I look forward to working with partners across the city to maximise the valuable link the University of Bristol has with its wonderful city and region.”

The University is one of the city’s largest employers with some 6,000 members of staff.

It has over 16,000 undergraduates and nearly 6,000 postgraduate students from more than 100 countries, and its research and educational links span the globe.