Andrew Hamilton, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford in England since 2009, has been named 16th president of New York University.
Prior to Oxford, he was at Yale, as provost and as a professor of chemistry, molecular biophysics and biochemistry.
Besides his presidential duties at NYU, he plans to maintain active in teaching and research. Hamilton will start in January 2016, succeeding retiring president John Sexton, who has served NYU since 2002. More people news: