Honorary awards

The University of Sydney recognises

  • exceptional achievement by conferring an honorary degree.
  • outstanding service to the University by awarding the title of Honorary Fellow of the University.

Who is receiving an honorary award in 2015 or later?

To date, those who have accepted the Chancellor's invitation to receive an honorary award but who are unable to attend a ceremony in 2014 are listed below.

Updated 5 February 2014


Professor Barry Marshall AC, MB BS UWA HonDSc Oxf, FRS FAA FRACP – together with John Robin Warren AC, won the 2005 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on the bacterial basis for stomach ulcers which revolutionised the treatment of gastro-duodenal ulcers, by enabling an antibiotic cure, which has led to a significant reduction in the prevalence of gastric cancer

Honorary Doctor of Medicine

Conferring ceremony: to be advised

Professor Ronald Ettinger, MDS DDSc Sydney CertGerontology Iowa, FACD FASGD DABSCD – Currently a Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the Dows Institute for Dental Research at the University of Iowa, Dr Ettinger’s outstanding contributions to research on dental care for those with special needs such as the elderly, the handicapped, and hospitalised patients have earned him an international reputation.

Honorary Doctor of Dental Science

Conferring ceremony: Dentistry ceremony in March 2015

Mr Richard Bonynge, AC CBA - distinguished achievements throughout his professional life as a conductor, coach, recording artist, opera scholar and researcher have earned him international recognition.

Honorary Doctor of Music

Conferring ceremony: Ceremony at Conservatorium of Music in October 2015