Spotlight

Our success starts with our alumni whose achievements are a direct reflection on our standing as one of the best education and research institutions in the world. Many have gone on to prominence. They have made – and continue to make – their marks and achieve excellence in a variety of fields such as business, medicine, arts, and the government.

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Malcolm Gillies

Emeritus Professor Malcolm Gillies AM »

I'm here and I'm going to make this work Entering his room in Bruce Hall was a life-changing moment for young Malcolm Gillies. As a proud Canberran, he had achieved a vital dream. "I have a very happy memory of walking into W23 in Bruce Hall,...
Amanda Keen

Amanda Keen »

If you've graduated from ANU recently, you have probably come across an email from us telling you about the global programs, events and opportunities available exclusively to you as an ANU alumni and inviting you to provide your most up-to-date...
Beris Gwynne

Beris Gwynne »

Beris began her career with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs serving in Vietnam, Poland, Mexico and Nauru. In 1989, she joined the Australian International Development Agency, leaving to take up a senior position with World Vision...
Dr William Batson

Dr William Batson »

If you've graduated from ANU recently, you probably would have come across an email from us telling you about how great it is to be an ANU alumni and inviting you to provide your most up-to-date contact details. Or you would have seen us during...
Professor Matthew Bailes

Professor Matthew Bailes »

Professor Matthew Bailes is an Australian Laureate Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, and the leader of the Dynamic Universe theme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for all-sky astrophysics, CAASTRO.  In 1998 he founded the Swinburne Centre...
Patrick Flanagan

Patrick Flanagan »

General Manager of devices, Telstra Patrick Flanagan was one of the first students to graduate from ANU with an engineering degree. His studies led him to work for international mobile technology companies before returning to Australia where he...
Anne-Maree Englund

Anne-Maree Englund »

College alumna Anne-Maree Englund grew up in Canberra and originally studied an Arts/Science degree at ANU. Her love of maths and science soon enticed her to switch to a Bachelor of Engineering a year later.   Since graduating from ANU she has...
Philip Prentice

Philip Prentice »

A passion for space and the world around us, combined with the realisation of the world's environmental problems led Philip Prentice to become an engineer. Philip graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Majoring in Environmental...
Dr Jess Tsimeris

Dr Jess Tsimeris »

Dr Jess Tsimeris spent her childhood playing computer games and as a teenager saved the money she earnt at her part-time job to buy computer parts. With an inquisitive mind and keen to solve problems, Jess would then use the parts to build the best...
Mark Wong

Mark Wong »

When it comes to land, Singapore's biggest challenge is being small. One man who is working to alleviate the impact of Singapore's land constraints is ANU alumnus, Mark Wong. Through his work with the Singaporean National Parks Board, Mark is trying...
Chedilyn Dulguime

Chedilyn Aissa Dulguime »

Studying at Crawford School of Government (now School of Public Policy) with students from all kinds of cultures and varying professional background exposed me to a world of advocacy and working for international organizations. I was very fascinated...
Lyma Nguyen

Lyma Nguyen »

Born to a Vietnamese refugee family in an Indonesian refugee camp, Lyma grew up in Brisbane with a commitment to make her services available to those most in need. It was through the legal profession that she found one avenue to carry out this...
Harriet Bateman

Harriet Bateman »

During Harriet's time at the ANU she received the Cambridge University Press Lecturer's Prize for International Relations, represented the University at the National Student Leadership Forum, and was selected twice as the University delegate to the...
Niki Bruno

Niki Bruno »

I'm Niki Bruno, I graduated in 2013 with a Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice, I am a migration specialist with my own legal practice, The Australian Migration & Relocation Agency (TAMRAG). Studying at ANU was a new...
Jasmine Zhang

Jasmine Zhang »

I live over 16,000 km from Australia. How do I give back to a country and the university that helped me developed into the young professional I am today? For me, one way of giving back is by volunteering for the ANU North American Alumni Association...
Jeffrey Robertson

Jeffrey Robertson »

My name is Jeffrey Robertson. I live in Seoul, South Korea. I work as an Assistant Professor at Yonsei University where I teach courses on research methods and international relations. Yonsei University was born in the spirit of volunteerism with...
Datuk Dr Paul Chan

Datuk Dr Paul Chan »

Datuk Dr Paul Chan has overcome the constraints of his circumstances to become a pioneer of private tertiary education for disadvantaged people in Malaysia. Paul founded the HELP (Higher Education Learning Philosophy) Group that now has more than...
Lieutenant General David Morrison AM (Retd.)

Lieutenant General David Morrison AO (Retd.) »

Lieutenant General David Morrison concluded his appointment as Australia's Chief of Army in May 2015. David joined the Army after completing his Bachelor of Arts at ANU and, during a 36-year career as a soldier, he saw operational service in...
Simon Anderson

Simon Anderson »

Simon Anderson has been innovating in open source software and cloud computing for nearly two decades. He's played a major part in funding and leading companies that have helped entrepreneurs create new web applications that have transformed our...
Professor Rodolfo Llinas

Professor Rodolfo Llinas »

The work of Rodolfo Llinas has shaped our understanding of neuroscience and our brains for more than five decades. He is known worldwide for his academic understanding of how the human brain works. Rodolfo's contribution to the field of...

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