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IU President Receives ANU Honorary Degree
IU President Receives ANU Honorary Degree

On July 16, 2010, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree during a ceremony today at The Australian National University, Australia’s top-ranked institution of higher education. A native of Australia and former ANU scholar, President McRobbie was recognized by his alma mater for his significant contributions in the fields of artificial intelligence and computational science as well as university leadership and innovation.

President McRobbie is responsible for IU’s eight campus system. IU is an international leader in professional, medical and technological education with a strong tradition in the liberal arts and sciences and has over 5000 faculty, 11,000 staff, and 100,000 students.

There is a significant and growing partnership between ANU and IU. Last September, ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb and President McRobbie signed a Memorandum that has seen the establishment of the ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute. Joint language courses and other student and staff exchanges are already underway at the institute, which combines the complementary academic strengths of the two universities into a single research and teaching enterprise. Learn more.