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High marks

Published 01 August 2013 00:46, Updated 05 August 2013 15:04

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$50 million (2013) to the Australian National University from Graham Tuckwell, founder of ETF Securities, to fund the Tuckwell Scholarship Program over 20 years.

$20 million (2012) to the University of Sydney from John Grill, co-founder of WorleyParsons, to create the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership.

$20 million (in several tranches) to University of Technology Sydney from Chinese-Australian property developer Chau Chak Wing towards construction of new headquarters for UTS business school.

$12.5 million (2013) to Victoria University from advertising doyen Harold Mitchell to fund the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy. (He also donated $2.5 million in 2012 to the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy.)

$10 million (2013) to the University of Sydney from Sean Howard, co-founder OzEmail, for eye research.

$7 million (2012) to the University of Wollongong from Chris Abbott, co-founder of Maple-Brown Abbott, to co-fund an early childhood education and development project.

$5 million (2012) to the University of Technology Sydney from Chau Chak Wing for business school scholarships.

$2 million (2013) to the University of Western Australia from retired oil and gas industry executive Jim Buckee for astrophysics research.

$1.5 million (2012) to the University of NSW from Neil Balnaves, founder and former executive chairman of Southern Star Group for indigenous education.

$1 million (2013) to the University of Sydney from hedge fund manager Michael Hintze towards medical research.