Discover the notable alumni of Australian National University (ANU). The list includes people like Bob Hawke, Peter Garrett, David Brooks, Rolf M. Zinkernagel & Ralph Regenvanu. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, intellectuals & academics, media personalities, writers and scientists etc.
Bob HawkeBob Hawke
09 December 1929, Australian
23rd Prime Minister of Australia
Peter GarrettPeter Garrett
16 April 1953, Australian
Member of the Australian House of Representatives

Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel
06 January 1944, Swiss
Immunologist

David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961, Canadian, American
Journalist

Ralph RegenvanuRalph Regenvanu
20 September 1970, Ni-Vanuatu
Ni-Vanuatu Politician

Kevin RuddKevin Rudd
21 September 1957, Australian
Politician, Diplomat
Annastacia PalaszczukAnnastacia Palaszczuk
25 July 1969, Australian
Politician

Jeff KennettJeff Kennett
02 March 1948, Australian
Politician, Advertising person

Patricia PiccininiPatricia Piccinini
1965 AD, Australian
sculptor, photographer

Dipesh ChakrabartyDipesh Chakrabarty
Indian
Historian, Professor, Author
Rosi BraidottiRosi Braidotti
28 September 1954, Australian
Philosopher, University teacher, Feminist

Andrew TridgellAndrew Tridgell
28 February 1967, Australian
Engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist
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).