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.
Jonathan Bogais' essay on peace and conflict in the Asia Pacific region highlighted in the latest NTS-Asia e-newsletter
CISS member Jonathan Bogais wrote an essay on the violence and contradictory coexistence of peace and conflict in the Asia Pacific region for the Middle East Institute, which was just highlighted in the September issue of the NTS-Asia Bulletin.
On Friday 11 November at Sydney Town Hall, Naomi Klein – Canadian award-winning author, journalist, and activist – will receive the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize.
The social sciences at the University of Sydney has been risen to 43 in the world, up from 76-100, by the keenly followed and largely metrics based ARWU rankings.
Project Q, a Carnegie Corporation funded project led by the Centre for International Security Studies was recently featured in an article published on Foreign Affairs, which explores the implications of new quantum technologies on international relations.
Registrations are now open for the 2016 Australian Anthropological Society Conference, taking place at the University of Sydney on 12-15 December 2016.
Diasporas, Dual Loyalties, and Suspect Minorities: The Jewish Case - 29 September 2016
Making Waste: Reuse, Repurpose and Reduce? - 29 September 2016 to 30 September 2016
SSPS Postgraduate Research Day - 30 September 2016
Through the looking glass: Austerity and the left in Britain - 4 October 2016
Who’s packing your lunchbox?: Eating at School and Work - 5 October 2016
Preparing for ARC Success - 5 October 2016