Honorary Awards

Honorary Award Recipients

The University recognises outstanding achievement, exceptional service and significant contribution through the granting of the following honorary awards:

See our latest honorary award recipients below and read about their commitment to their field and the University.

 2018 Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Steve Andersen
Stephen Andersen
Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
Awarded for his outstanding contribution to the Illawarra community and his exceptional service and dedication to this University.

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Max Lu
Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
Awarded for his tremendous academic and industry contributions to chemical and advanced materials engineering and his ongoing leadership in the global community of higher education.

Peter Robson AO
Peter Robson

Doctor of Letters (honoris causa)
Awarded for his significant contribution to the growth and development of quality Australian higher and vocational education both nationally and internationally.

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Sarah Springman 
Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
Awarded for her innovative contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering, for the material impact that these have had on a global scale, and for her ongoing international academic leadership.

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Carla Zampatti

Doctor of Letters (honoris causa)
Awarded for her outstanding services to the fashion industry, her advocacy for the equality of women in business, and her sustained contributions to champion multiculturalism in Australia



 2018 Emeritus Professorship Recipients

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Nicholas Standish
Emeritus Professorship
Awarded for his distinguished contributions to the international field of metallurgy, and his exception service and dedication to the University of Wollongong and its research community,


 2018 Fellowship Recipients

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Michael Bassingthwaighte AM
Fellow of the University
Awarded for his ongoing roles on numerous not-for-profit health boards, and his ongoing collaborations with UOW allow him to continue to help harness the collective talents of communities and partnerships to tackle regional health challenges.

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Robbie Collins

Fellow of the University
Awarded for positively influencing community health outcomes by enhancing everyday quality of life and harnessing the power of strong communities and partnerships.

Denis King
Denis King OAM
Fellow of the University
Awarded for exceptional service to medicine, medical education and to professional organisations.

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Glen Moore

Fellow of the University
Awarded for his unstinting dedication to the realisation and continuation of his vision for the Science Centre.



Honorary Chapter

The Honorary Alumni Chapter is a network of alumni who have been awarded either a University Fellowship, an Honorary degree or an Emeritus Professorship from the University of Wollongong. The Chapter meets regularly to discuss and organise ways in which they can support the University through advocacy, projects and activities.

More information about the chapter and its activities can be found here.

If you would like any information contained on this webpage to be amended or updated please contact the Alumni Relations Team at alumni@uow.edu.au or 02 4221 3169

Last reviewed: 29 January, 2019