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.
Sophie Hollingsworth is the 2016 recipient of the Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship, which brings her to Sydney in 2017 to start the Master of Health Security!
Registrations for the 2016 Australian Anthropological Society Conference, taking place at the University of Sydney on 12-15 December 2016, will close on 4 December.
With over 30 wide-ranging and provocative panel taking place under the overarching theme of 'Anthropocene transitions', the conference will cover climate change, notions of self-hood, indigenous identity, gender issues, and include an extensive film program.
The Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre (SAPMiC), as part of the School of Social and Political Sciences, organised and hosted an academic consultation workshop for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants during his official mission to Australia.
Over the past number of decades, we have continually seen that diseases in one part of the world can rapidly spread to other regions to cause not only increased morbidity and mortality, but also social, economic, even political harm.
As the world tries to determine what kind of President Donald Trump will be, Professor James Der Derian writes Trump's tale is not a new one for history.
Sydney Security Scholars | - 6 December 2016
Symposium on Transnational People-movement and Social Rights and PhD Workshop - 12 December 2016 to 13 December 2016
Anthropocene Transitions AAS Conference 2016 - 13 December 2016 to 15 December 2016