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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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...
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Minchin

Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Minchin »

Bringing the classics to life at ANU has been a lifelong passion for Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Minchin. Elizabeth has been a part of the ANU community since receiving her undergraduate degree in 1978. She has held many roles as a teacher,...
Alan Wu

Alan Wu »

From working alongside Canberra high school students to challenging world economic leaders in Davos, Alan Wu has been a lifelong champion for a more participatory and inclusive society. As Chair of the nation's peak body for young people, the...
David Richards

David Richards »

David Richards is used to seeing his name in the Guinness Book of Records - but not for his day job. Far away from his barristers' chambers in Canberra and Sydney, David has built a reputation for giving, through the festive sparkle of Christmas...
Professor Yiping Huang

Professor Yiping Huang »

For the past two decades, Dr Yiping Huang has been at the heart of China's remarkable economic growth. Widely acknowledged as one of the country's foremost policy economists, Yiping has a global standing in his field. His interests include...
Rebecca Watts

Rebecca Watts »

Whether it's in Canberra or Cambodia, Rebecca Watts is always helping people with a smile on her face. Her significant contributions to engineering and the role of females in the sector have garnered high praise from academics and charity...
Jessa Rogers

Jessa Rogers »

A passion for education and its role in the empowerment of Aboriginal women has driven Jessa Rogers' career. Currently an ANU PhD candidate researching the socio-emotional wellbeing of Indigenous students, Jessa is a role model for younger adults...
Picture of Sam Cheah

Sam Cheah »

In 2015 Sam Cheah was awarded the Tillyard Prize, the most prestigious award prize for undergraduate students at ANU. Whilst studying at ANU, Sam co-founded the university outreach program Engage, a Canberra-based not for profit which gives high...
Anna Cynan

Ms Anna Cyran »

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...
John McMillan

Professor John McMillan AO  »

NSW Ombudsman and the inaugural Australian Information Commissioner As a Canberra local with a keen interest in law, politics and philosophy, commencing his arts and law degrees at the ANU in 1968 was the natural choice for John. He parlayed the...
Ms Roxanne Missingham

Ms Roxanne Missingham »

University Librarian, The Australian National University Roxanne Missingham graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in pure and applied mathematics and psychology. She added to her undergraduate degree with a Graduate Diploma...

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