Honorary Doctorate


Professor Michael Coper has been awarded UNSW’s highest honour in recognition of his service to the law and legal education.


Ita Buttrose has been awarded the University’s highest honour in recognition of her eminent service to health.


Pat Anderson has been honoured for her advocacy of social justice and lasting change for Australia’s First Peoples. 

professor rodney phillips

Dean of Medicine Professor Rodney Phillips has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Liverpool in recognition of his leadership and contribution to tropical medicine.


Former ABC managing director Mark Scott is one of three public leaders to have been awarded honorary doctorates in recognition of their eminent service to the community.


Prominent arts administrator and philanthropist John Kaldor has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours and awarded UNSW’s highest accolade for his eminent service to the community.


Two of Australia’s top former military leaders Angus Houston and David Hurley have been awarded UNSW’s highest honour in recognition of their eminent service to the community.


There’s never been a more exciting time for business and law graduates to enter the workforce, former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick said at a ceremony where she received an honorary Doctorate of Laws.


Former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters for his dedication to reconciliation and distinguished service to the community.

Thomas Keneally

In receiving his Honorary Doctorate from UNSW, Thomas Keneally urged politicians to stop using language to dehumanise refugees and instead commit to finding an international solution.