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The Graduate House Fellow awards an individual with Honorary Fellowship for a period of five years, an Honorary Membership with the association and $10,000 AUD. Fellows are recognised based on their significant contribution to society and the Graduate Collegiate.

Graduate House Honorary Fellow

Award

Years of Fellowship

Professor Anne Steinemann

Honorary College Fellow of The Graduate Union, 2017. 

Professor Anne Steinemann is internationally recognized for her research in areas of engineering and sustainability, and is currently a Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at The University of Melbourne. 

She serves as adviser to governments and industries around the world, and has directed more than $24 million in competitive research funding. Her work has resulted in new federal and state legislation, agency policies, and industry practices.

Professor Steinemann has received the highest teaching awards at the college, university, and national levels. She has published over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and two textbooks. In addition to academic recognition, Professor Steinemann's research and journal articles have received significant international media coverage, spanning more than 1,000 major newspapers, magazines, and broadcast stations across six continents.

Read more about Professor Anne Steinemann here. 

Professor Anne Steinemann

Honorary College Fellow of The Graduate Union, 2017. 

Professor Anne Steinemann is internationally recognized for her research in areas of engineering and sustainability, and is currently a Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at The University of Melbourne. 

She serves as adviser to governments and industries around the world, and has directed more than $24 million in competitive research funding. Her work has resulted in new federal and state legislation, agency policies, and industry practices.

Professor Steinemann has received the highest teaching awards at the college, university, and national levels. She has published over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and two textbooks. In addition to academic recognition, Professor Steinemann's research and journal articles have received significant international media coverage, spanning more than 1,000 major newspapers, magazines, and broadcast stations across six continents.

Why award Fellowships?

The Graduate House has been home to some of the best and brightest students, esteemed professors, scholars, researchers and distinguished experts from around the world. We recognise members as Honourary Fellows based on their significant contribution to the society and the Graduate Collegiate.

As an association and union, we want to recognise our members who have not only made a global impact, but those that have notably supported other members, residents and students.

Previous awardees have been recognised for paving the way for crucial new areas of study; creating and developing programs and schemes to train governments; and entrepreneurs who have played an important part in reforming national markets.

Why crowdfund Fellowships?

As a member of the association, these Honourary Fellows have notably supported other members, residents and students. They act as mentors and guide students, visiting scholars and professors through their wealth of knowledge, experience and pathways. They speak at Seminars and Luncheons to facilitate knowledge transfer to different members across the lifespan and raise awareness of their areas of work and study.

We are crowdfunding this award as a way for the community to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate these individuals who have devoted their lives to support, contribute and create a positive impact on society.

This welcoming event is a precious and intriguing experience for me, in which we probably would not have the chance even in China. I feel honoured to be a part of it, cultivating myself and witnessing the further development of Australia-China friendship. Graduate House is not only a prestigious platform, it has a loving community which makes it a fantastic place to live, learn and grow. I could tell Professor Wang was quite happy about Graduate House and with the Honorary Fellow Award, he is already thinking of sending his little granddaughter here!
– Betsy Yu, Resident Student.

At a Networking event for members at Graduate House, with Graduate House Honorary Fellow, Professor Wang.

Graduate House Fellows

Professor Depei Wang

Professor Wang is the Chief Economist at Forecast Thinktank, Shanghai and Vice President of the China Society of Economic Reform.

He is a Senior Consultant for local governments, large enterprises and over one thousand industry and government projects. His major works include: China Economy 2016, The Future of RMB, The 4th “Finance Big Bang” and Rebalance – the Chinese Ascendancy and the American Power.

Professor Wang was made an Honorary College Fellow of The Graduate Union in 2016 during his visit to Australia.

Read more about Professor Depei Wang's visit to Australia and his admission as an Honourary Fellow here. 

Professor Stephen Peterson

Professor Peterson developed and directed Harvard’s University Executive Education Program in Public Financial Management from 1986 to 2010. The Executive Education Program trained over one thousand five hundred senior government officials from forty seven countries, as well as officials from both international development agencies and non-government organisations.

During his time at Harvard University, Professor Peterson also taught public financial management in the Graduate program of the Kennedy School of Government.

Equipped with more than thirty years of experience in public financial management, financial management information systems, financial and administration decentralization, institutional development and project design and management, Professor Peterson has delivered public financial management training to the Polish and Philippines governments and additionally, designed a public financial management training program for the Zimbabwean Ministry of Finance.

He was a resident advisor for Kenya and Ethiopia for eight and twelve years respectively. In Ethiopia, he directed the reform of budgeting, accounting, disbursements, multi-year planning and financial information systems.

He is the author of the book, Administration not Management: How Ethiopia Reformed Public Expenditure – A Model for Developing Countries, and has drafted numerous peer-reviewed articles on public financial management and public sector reform.

Professor Peterson was made an Honorary College Fellow of The Graduate Union in 2017.

Find out more about Professor Stephen Peterson's journey here.

You can read Profiles of all our Honorary Fellows and their work, published on the Graduate House Website.

Help us honour and celebrate those that have improved our society and our community at Graduate House.

By donating to this campaign to honour the next Graduate House Honourary Fellow,  you are partnering with us to give back to those that have worked towards creating a more informed and educated world for us.

All donations to the Graduate House and the Graduate House campaigns and projects are tax deductible. 

FAQ

How many awards are given annually?

Currently, one award is given annually.

How are Graduate House Honorary Fellows nominated?

The Graduate Union recognises individuals – Professors, Scholars, Economists, Academics, Professionals and other residents and members for their actions. Other individuals who have contributed significantly to the graduate collegiate outside of the membership association can also be appointed by members of the association.

What is the selection criteria?

A College Fellow so appointed by Council will be:
a. of international excellence and renown in their field of research and tertiary education;
b. at professorial level and employed (on faculty) at a university at the time of appointment; and
c. a contributor to and supporter of the Association.

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