The Australian National University, commonly known as ‘ANU’, is situated in Canberra, the capital of the continent. If sources are to be believed, more than ten thousand students join this reputed institution every year for undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses. As of now, more than 3000 people are employed with the university as its staff. According to a list compiled by the media source ‘Times Higher Education’, which consisted of reputed universities from around the world the Australian National University was ranked 7th. This university stood 22nd in the ‘QS World University Rankings’ list compiled in 2016-17. A popular fact about this university is that among its faculty and alumni, 49 individuals are Rhodes Scholars and 6 of them are Nobel laureates. Of course, the Australian National University is well known for offering a wide variety of courses related to various fields, but it is also famous for its notable alumni. The current Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, musician and environmentalist Peter Garrett, acclaimed politician and former Prime Minister of Australia, Bob Hawke, are a few former students, who have made ANU proud. Bob Hawke had served as the Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the Labor Party for a period of 8 years. Kevin Rudd was elected to office on two occasions and is considered one of the most iconic politicians of all time. Scroll below to find the list of eminent personalities who were once students of the highly reputed Australian National University (ANU).
Bob HawkeBob Hawke
(23rd Prime Minister of Australia)

09 December 1929


Peter GarrettPeter Garrett
(Member of the Australian House of Representatives)

16 April 1953


David BrooksDavid Brooks

11 August 1961


Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel

06 January 1944


Ralph RegenvanuRalph Regenvanu
(Ni-Vanuatu Politician)

20 September 1970


Richard RoxburghRichard Roxburgh
(actor, film director)

23 January 1962


Kevin RuddKevin Rudd
(Politician, Diplomat)

21 September 1957


Jeff KennettJeff Kennett
(Politician, Advertising person)

02 March 1948


Annastacia PalaszczukAnnastacia Palaszczuk

25 July 1969


Tara MoriceTara Morice
(Actor, Singer, Dancer)

Patricia PiccininiPatricia Piccinini
(sculptor, photographer)

1965 AD


Dipesh ChakrabartyDipesh Chakrabarty
(Historian, Professor, Author)


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Rosi BraidottiRosi Braidotti
(Philosopher, University teacher, Feminist)

28 September 1954


Andrew TridgellAndrew Tridgell
(Engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist)

28 February 1967


Thérèse ReinThérèse Rein

Tim Macartney-SnapeTim Macartney-Snape

Jon StanhopeJon Stanhope
(Activist, Politician, Lawyer)
Nicholas AgarNicholas Agar
(Professor, Philosopher, Ethicist)

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Alan GouldAlan Gould
Ross H. McKenzieRoss H. McKenzie