Honorary Doctorates

The University has been recognising outstanding achievement, exceptional service and significant contribution through the granting of Honorary Doctorates since 1976.

Key to Higher Doctoral Degrees

 

AbbreviationHigher Doctoral Degree
Hon DLitt Honorary Doctor of Letters
Hon LLD Honorary Doctor of Laws
Hon DBA Honorary Doctor of Business Administration
Hon DSc Honorary Doctor of Science
Hon EdD Honorary Doctor of Education
Hon DCA  Honorary Doctor of Creative Arts
Hon PhD Honorary Doctor of Philosophy
Hon MA Honorary Master of Arts
Hon DUOW Honorary Doctor of the University of Wollongong

Year

Award

Name

2021

Hon LLD

Jillian Broadbent

Hon DSc

Paul Wellings 

2019

Hon LLD

Elizabeth Proust AO

Hon DLitt

Timothy Fischer AC (dec'd)

Hon DSc

Len Ainsworth AM

Hon LLD

Philip Clarke AO

Hon DLitt

Dennis Shanahan

Hon LLD

Aunty Gail Wallace

Hon DLitt

Ian Watt AC

Hon DLitt

Lisa Wilkinson AM

2018

Hon DSc

Stephen Andersen OAM

Hon DSc

Max Lu AO

Hon DLitt

Peter Robson AO

Hon DSc

Sarah Springman CBE

Hon DLitt

Carla Zampatti AC (dec'd)

2017

Hon DSc

Tim Flannery

Hon DSc

David Gruen 

Hon DLitt

Kathy Lette

Hon DSc

Adi Paterson

2016

Hon DSc

Phil Clingan 

Hon DSc

Robert Furbank

Hon LLD

The Honorable Michael Kirby AC

Hon DLitt

Hugh Mackay AO

Hon DLitt

John Patterson

Hon DSc

Ann Wintle

2015

Hon LLD

Douglas Becker

Hon DLitt

Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Hon DSc

Carl Chiarelle (dec'd)

Hon LLD

David Gonski AC

Hon DLitt

Thomas Keneally AO 

Hon DSc

Kurt Lambeck AO

Hon DSc

Catherine Livingstone AO 

2014

Hon DLitt

John Borghetti 

Hon DSc

Tim Ellis 

Hon DSc

Jinghai Li 

Hon LLD

Barbara Nicholson 

Hon DLitt

Lynne Williams 

2013

Hon DLitt

Christopher Abbott AM

Hon LLd

Virginia Bell AC

Hon DBA

Mark Cutifani

Hon DLitt

General David Hurley

Hon DSc

Tom Henning Johansen

Hon DSc

Mary Josephine O'Kane

Hon DSc

John Hogg OAM (dec'd)

2012

Hon DLit

Robert Gordon Castle

2011

Hon LLD

Nicholas Cowdery AM

Hon DSc

Gerard Sutton AO

2010

Hon DSc

Alex Zelinksy

YearAwardName
2009 Hon DSc Roger Summons
Hon DLitt Michael Henry Codd AC
2008 Hon DSc Roy Andrew Lawrie
2007 Hon DSc Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Hon DLitt Karina Kelly
2005 Hon DSc Leonard F Lindoy
Hon DSc Dame Bridget Ogilvie DBE
2004 Hon EdD Brian Finn AO
2003 Hon DCA Peter Carroll
Hon DLitt Christine Nixon
2002 Hon DUOW His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (dec'd)
Hon DSc Graeme Milbourne Clark AO
2001 Hon DSc Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao 
Hon DSc Mary Elizabeth White
2000 Hon LLD Lindsay James Curtis AM (dec’d)
Hon PhD Rosemary Allison Stanton