A Bond University law professor has been recognised as one of Australia’s best and brightest having received a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship research grant to investigate the legal complexity of the Internet.
The Minister for Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans today announced the 2012 round of the ARC Future Fellowships, which are designed to provide research opportunities to some of the world’s best mid-career researchers.
Bond University Professor of Law, Professor Dan Svantesson said he was overjoyed to be awarded a $671,616 ARC Future Fellowship grant.
“I am delighted to have been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship grant,” said Professor Svantesson, an expert in jurisdictional concepts applicable to the Internet.
“My research investigates how legal parameters can be applied to the Internet, in particular to Cloud Computing, Web 2.0 and geo-location technologies.
“This four-year project is an international collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, University of Oslo, and Stockholm University.
“The Internet poses many legal challenges that apply internationally. Through this project I aim to identify a core set of principles to govern jurisdictional claims over Internet conduct and produce a set of detailed model laws,” he said.
Professor Svantesson competed his legal training in Sweden and arrived in Australia in 1999 before joining Bond in 2004. His latest recognition as an outstanding researcher follows his recent promotion to professor, and has significant advantages for Bond University students as the cutting-edge research will be integrated into the classroom.
“This is an exciting research project that can be applied in the classroom in real time. Students will have the opportunity to be involved with the research, and to apply the findings as they are developed,” said Professor Svantesson.
Bond University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Brailsford said this was a proud moment for Professor Svantesson and the University.
“An ARC Future Fellowship is an extremely prestigious award and these Fellowships are vigorously contested. This is the first time Bond has been awarded this grant. The Bond community congratulates Dan on this achievement,” he said.
“This recognition of Dan’s research expertise is a fantastic result for the whole Bond community.
“Dan is not only an exceptionally good researcher; he is also an extremely good teacher. I know that Dan is keen to ensure that his students receive the benefits of this ARC Future Fellowship through being exposed to world-class research findings on a topic that will impact everyone in our society in the years to come,” he said.