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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
2010 - present recipients
YearAwardName
2019 Hon LLD Elizabeth Proust AO
Hon DLitt Timothy Fischer AC
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

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

 


2009 - 2000 recipients
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

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