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
YearAwardName
2022   Hon DLitt Michael Cassel
Hon DSc Kim McKay
Hon LLD Michael Noonan
Hon DLitt Ben Quilty
  2021   Hon DSc Fiona Wood
Hon LLD Jillian Broadbent AC
Hon DSc Paul Wellings CBE
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