Woz moves to Australia to become adjunct professor at University of Technology

“Apple co-founder Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak is set to join the University of Technology, Sydney, in December as an adjunct professor,” Eryk Bagshaw reports for The Sydney Morning Herald.

“He will become a key part of the UTS ‘Magic Lab,’ the university’s centre for innovation and enterprise research, which conducts research into robotics and artificial intelligence,” Bagshaw reports. “Mr Wozniak invented the first Apple computer in 1976 out of a garage in Palo Alto, California, with co-founder Steve Jobs.”

“The appointment of Mr Wozniak as an adjunct professor is the first of its kind he has accepted at any university in the world,” Bagshaw reports. “The coup was hailed by UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor Glenn Wightwick. ‘It’s hard to imagine a more iconic mentor for UTS students than one of the most influential technology pioneers of the modern era,’ Professor Wightwick said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Good luck ands have fun, Woz!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


    1. well, throwing a shrimp on the barby is likely more healthy than pork or beef, maybe he will lose weight and get healthy down there, in addition to having fun and making a contribution to computer science down under.

      besides, how can one possibly go wrong by following butch cassidys observation that, “next time i say lets go someplace like australia, lets go someplace like australia” !

  1. It might be a bit different in the States. On Oz an
    Adjunct – is a person who is not a member of the University staff but who makes regular and significant contributions to the teaching, research or scholarship of the University.

    Adjuncts may be:
    Previous members of staff who maintain their association with the University
    Industry or international collaborators who work in partnership with the University
    Staff from other institutions recognized for their contribution to the University
    Adjuncts are expected to contribute to the activities of the University in areas that include:
    providing specialist lectures and seminars
    supervising research students
    mentoring junior staff
    encouraging networking arrangements for staff and students with industry and international partners
    providing strategic advice to Divisional Pro Vice Chancellors, Directors Research Institutes and Centres, and Heads of Schools, and
    assisting in collaborative research projects.

    1. Woz was the engineer, Jobs was the salesman. Woz wrote Apple’s first BASIC and performed miracles with Apple’s floppy controllers which eventually turned into one of Apple’s first ASICs, the IWM (Integrated Woz Machine). I think he wrote their first DOS but I’m not sure about that.

      A true legend in his own time.

  2. It’s not a full-time job. Unless he wants to migrate, he could spend less than 6 moths of the year on Oz. Woz could run across Marc Newson while at UTS: Marc (who usually works in the UK) is adjunct professor in design at Sydney College of the Arts (a short drive from the UTS in Sydney Central).

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