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.
Taking place on 24 January, and designed for our new international students, this initiative is an exciting opportunity to chat online with our academics and current students, and have all your questions answered about studying at Australia's first University!
Two articles by Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan have recently been published in the Asian Journal of Peacebuilding and the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs.
Congratulations to Professor Pippa Norris, whose publication 'Why Elections Fail' has been listed in Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016.
Dr Åse Ottosson in the Department of Anthropology has been awarded the 2016 Rebecca Coyle Prize by IASPM-ANZ (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) for her publication, Making Aboriginal Men and Music in Central Australia.