The Honourable Anna Bligh AC

2010

Honorary award citation

The University of Queensland will next week award honorary doctorate to the Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh

Ms Bligh will receive Doctors of Laws honoris causa in recognition of her distinguished career and service to the state.

Ms Bligh was born in Warwick, Queensland and attended schools including Miami State High School at the Gold Coast. She was awarded her UQ Bachelor of Arts in 1981, and was elected as the member for South Brisbane in 1995. She became a Minister in 1998, and deputy Premier in 2005, before being sworn in as Queensland Premier in September 2007.

As Premier, she advocates for Queensland research and works alongside universities to cultivate partnerships with international research centres, businesses and philanthropists. Her government continues to support universities and other institutions to attract and foster talented researchers.

Awards

Doctor of Laws honoris causa
2010

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts
1981
Doctor of Laws honoris causa
2010