Griffith University alumnus Martin Pratley never imagined he would one day be creating musical instruments for the likes of Australian music legends John Butler and Tash Sultana.
Business students Tanner Noakes and Alex Byrne were the only Australian students to reach the global finals.
Caitlene Hillman has added another feather to her already-well-plumed cap, enjoying success on the national stage.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement early this month.
Dr Christopher Warren has been recognised for his trailblazing work in sustainable tourism.
The 2018 competition marks the sixth finals appearance in seven years for the University.
The free five-day program helps lay the groundwork for successful studies.