Academic Gongs 2018

26 January 2018 895 Australians  have been recognised with Orders of Australia on Australia Day 2018, 641 In the General Division (basically, civilians). As always, members of the tertiary education sector featured strongly in the honours list, with 119 awards (about 19% in the General Division), particularly in the upper categories.  People associated with the tertiary sector received 11 out of the 16 Companion awards (68%), 27 out of 68 Officer awards  (40%),  62 of 170 Member awards (36%), for 40% of the higher awards (a proportion which has actually increasing considerably over time) .  In the most common category,  Medal of the Order, only 19 of 387 awards were tertiary sector related … [Read more...]