Professional Affiliations

The Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney maintains relations with many leading institutes, universities, and professional associations around the world.

Colleagues are particularly active in attending conferences and meetings in the Australian Political Studies Association (including hosting their annual meeting in 2014), International Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, the Mid-West Political Science Association, the International Political Science Association, the Political Studies Association of the UK, amongst other professional organizations and networks.

The IPSA Portal provides links to more than 300 websites in political science.

Our department also maintains a special relationship with the following institutions.

 Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

Affiliate Member

The  Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) comprises 34 member schools in North America, Asia and Europe dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs and the advancement thereby of international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security.

APSIA members work to promote excellence in professional, international affairs education worldwide by sharing information and ideas among member schools and with other higher education institutions, the international affairs community, and the general public. serves as a clearinghouse of information for prospective students and employers.

 European Consortium for Political Research


Sydney University is a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), an independent, scholarly association, established in 1970. The ECPR supports and encourages the training, research and cross-national co-operation of political scientists throughout Europe and beyond through its programme of highly-regarded conferences and methods schools, funding opportunities and its publishing portfolio.  

International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum Network

The department is also a member of the ICPA-Forum, which seeks to promote the field of comparative policy analysis studies, following the Aims and Scope of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis.

It seeks to engage members in a dialogue on comparative policy issues and encourages new ideas about special JCPA symposia, sponsorship of workshops, sponsorship of collaborative comparative research, sponsorship of comparative policy panels at key conferences, and awards for the best comparative papers. Peer reviewed workshops proceedings are published as Special Symposia Issues.


Elliot School of International Affairs and Korean Development Institute

The Department of Government and International Relations has formal agreements for postgraduate coursework exchanges with the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Seoul, Korea, and the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, USA.  Under the KDI agreement, selected students from the KDI School can undertake study in the Department’s Masters of Public Policy.  Under the Elliott School agreement, selected students in the Department’s Masters of International Studies can undertake units at the Elliott School’.

Useful Links

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