School of Social and Political Sciences
The School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney is home to the key social science disciplines, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report, the social sciences at the University of Sydney was rated as 5/5 - higher than any other university in New South Wales and equal top in Australia with ANU and UQ.
Our 100 staff and 174 postgraduate research students conduct research and teaching across a vast range of topics across politics, government and international relations, peace and conflict studies, sociology and social policy, anthropology, security studies, political economy, and public administration. With a shortly to be completed state of the art social sciences building, world class library holdings and global leaders across key areas of contemporary relevance, the School of Social and Political Sciences is the premier environment for social science research and teaching.
The Anthropology department invites researchers to submit their abstracts for the 2016 Australian Anthropological Society Conference, taking place at the University of Sydney on 12-15 December 2016.
Dr Lynne Chester of the Department of Political Economy will lead a new research project investigating potential conflicts in economic and technical regulation of gas pipelines.
Insights 2016 - For a Political Economy of Space and Place - 4 August 2016
Sydney Ideas - Re-imagining Public Service - 4 August 2016