Honorary Awards

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Honorary Awards and Honours Conferred

The Council of the University is empowered under the Charles Darwin University Act to be able to award honorary degrees and titles.  Honorary awards and titles have been presented to distinguished people who have made a significant contribution to the community or to the University. 

The Honorary Awards Policy was instituted to guide the decision-making process.  The Nominations, Honorary Awards and Legislation Committee reviews all nominations for honorary awards and makes a recommendation to Council.  

Honorary awards are normally presented at a Graduation Ceremony.

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Doctor of ArtsDoctor of Economics
Doctor of Education
Doctor of LawsDoctor of Letters
Doctor of ScienceDoctor of the UniversityCompanion of the UniversityAward of Emeritus ProfessorAward of Emeritus Chancellor
  • The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC HonLLD (2010)
  • Mrs Nancy Giese AO OBE HonEdD (2010) (Deceased)