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10 University of Sydney alumni recognised for impact on the global stage

9 September 2021

Advance Awards honour our global alumni

Four category award winners and ten finalists, the 2021 Advance Awards have recognised the extraordinary impact of some of our most remarkable global alumni.

The Advance Awards celebrate the work of global Australians making an extraordinary impact in the international setting in industry sectors that are of particular importance to Australia.

Announced on 8 September at an online awards ceremony, the Advance prizes celebrated their 10th anniversary this year. Ten of the 37 finalists were alumni of the University of Sydney, with four taking home the win across their categories.

Amongst our alumni winners, a groundbreaking cancer researcher, a internationally acclaimed conductor, a sustainable ocean economy advocate, and a micro-investing entrepreneur.

2021 winners

2021 finalists


Advance is a professional network for global Australians who support international career paths and provide a bridge for skills and knowledge acquired overseas to be leveraged for Australia’s benefit.