News and Events
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, through the Sydney Democracy Network, has an exchange agreement with Germany’s leading social science research institute, the WZB Berlin Social Sciences Centre. The $5,000 staff and doctoral student research exchanges are open to applicants in any field of the social sciences.
Applications for 2015 are now open.
Last night Associate Professor Fran Collyer won the Australian Sociological Association Stephen Crook Memorial Prize. This esteemed prize is awarded biennially to the best Australian sociological manuscript.
Sociology and Social Policy Postgraduates in the News[21 November 2014]
Many of our research students are undertaking study that affects everyday lives. Lyndel Spence and Lyn Dickens have topics that touch on sometimes difficult issues in contemporary society.
Social Sciences at the University of Sydney ranked first place in Australasia, and 24th in the world[29 October 2014]
Social Sciences at the University of Sydney ranked in first place in Australasia ahead of the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland and the Australian National University, and 24 in the world by the highly respected U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings. See also here.
The Wheelwright Lecture 2014[28 October 2014]
The 2014 Wheelwright lecture in Political Economy at Sydney University was held on Wednesday 3 September. Named after the pioneering Australian political economist Ted Wheelwright, this prestigious annual event was initiated in 2008.
Newly Awarded NHMRC Grant – Biobank Networks, Medical Research and the Challenge of Globalisation[21 October 2014]
Professor Catherine Waldby (Sociology and Social Policy), is a CI on a newly awarded NHMRC grant, which brings together expertise from across the University to research the regulation of biobanks.