Academic honoured with Indigenous doctorate

07-Jun-2018

From left: Dr Wendy Ludwig, Professor Mark Rose and Professor Boni Robertson. Image: Batchelor Institute

From left: Dr Wendy Ludwig, Professor Mark Rose and Professor Boni Robertson. Image: Batchelor Institute


A Charles Darwin University academic has become the first Territorian to be conferred with an honorary doctorate from the World Indigenous Nations University.

Director of Operations – Indigenous Leadership Dr Wendy Ludwig celebrated the auspicious occasion with family, friends and colleagues at the Batchelor Institute today (7 June), having had the award formally conferred overseas last year.

“I’m absolutely honoured to be acknowledged in this way by other Indigenous people from around the world, and especially here at Batchelor on my grandfather’s country - Kungarakany country,” Dr Ludwig said.

“It is confirmation of a lifelong commitment to Indigenous education and training and positive social change.”

The doctorate is in recognition of Dr Ludwig’s record of cultural and professional leadership in Indigenous education, training and employment, and her work as an educator and scholar within Indigenous tertiary education in a career spanning almost 40 years.

Dr Ludwig is highly regarded for her contributions to systemic advocacy, innovative research, policy and the carriage of culturally inclusive education as it pertains to Indigenous people.

Her work in profiling Indigenous knowledge and knowledge systems has afforded Dr Ludwig strategic advocacy opportunities at state, national and international forums.