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.
Sign up and view the CollegeWeekLive webinar recording for the School of Social and Political Sciences, presented by Professor Simon Tormey, Professor Colin Wight, and former International Relations student. This webinar will give you an overview of the School and what it's like being a student here.
On Friday 11 November at Sydney Town Hall, Naomi Klein – Canadian award-winning author, journalist, and activist – will receive the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize.
Registrations are now open for the 2016 Australian Anthropological Society Conference, taking place at the University of Sydney on 12-15 December 2016.
Hidden Agendas: The Dark Side of Public Policy - 27 October 2016
Live/stock - A Presentation by Rob Wallace - 27 October 2016
John Dugard In Conversation – Has International Law Failed Palestine? - 27 October 2016
Reading seminar: Aboriginal Children, Health and History - 1 November 2016
'This Changes Everything' film screening and Q&A with Director Avi Lewis - 6 November 2016
Do fish feel pain and why does it matter? - 7 November 2016