Other University of Sydney centres, institutes and groups
Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) The Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology was established in July 2006 with the aim of fostering innovative teaching and research, and coordinating resources and activities, in the field of Asian Art and Archaeology. As well as covering the field of Modern Asian Art and Archaeology, the Centre also includes pre-modern art not previously covered in Australia - in particular, pre-modern Chinese Art and Islamic Art and Architecture. The Centre cooperates widely with leading Asian and Australian institutions such as the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, The University of Tsukuba in Japan, The University of East Anglia, Norwich, the Authority for the Protection and Management of Ankgor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) in Cambodia and the École française d’Extrême-Orient in Siem Reap.
Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law The objectives of the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL) are to encourage, promote and support innovative and important scholarship including teaching, research, consultancy and public interest advocacy in all areas of environmental law and policy. These objectives are pursued within the University of Sydney, with other related centres and institutions in Australia and overseas, with the legal profession, and with the wider community.
Australian Network for Japanese Law The Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL) is an initiative of the College of Law at the Australian National University and the University of Sydney Law School. The core aim of ANJeL is to promote scholarly engagement with Japanese law, especially in Australia.
Centre for International Security Studies (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) The Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) was established in July 2006 in conjunction with the Michael Hintze Chair of International Security. The Centre produces innovative, multidisciplinary academic research and education programs focusing on international security and foreign policy issues, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
China Education Centre (Faculty of Education and Social Work) The China Education Centre acts as a non-profit organisation for the development of educational, cultural and professional links between Australia and China. It was established following the visit to China of a group of comparative educators from the University of Sydney in 1972.
China Studies Centre The China Studies Centre works to meet the need for greater understanding of China and its impact on Australia in the face of increasing interdependence and strategic global change. Established as part of the University’s 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, the Centre coordinates and provides direction to the University's work on and in China across the whole range of academic activities, including research, education and outreach.
Mekong Research Group (School of Geosciences, Faculty of Science) The Mekong Research Group is a research group of the University of Sydney and a leading international centre of expertise on development, natural resource management and the environment in the Mekong Region. It is devoted to research, education and community engagement, and is a focal point for information, dialogue and activities in support of an equitable and sustainable development path for the region.
Sydney Centre for International Law The Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) is a centre of excellence in research, public policy and teaching in international law. The Centre aims to provide a fresh focus for international legal research and practice in Australia. Established in 2003, the Centre is now recognised as a leading research and policy centre in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sydney Southeast Asia Centre The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) is Australia’s premier centre of interdisciplinary academic excellence on Southeast Asia. The centre brings together academics, teachers and researchers from more than a dozen faculties. It aims to forge an innovative and engaged approach to the region that reflects its rich diversity and challenging problems. The centre responds to policy needs of Australian and Southeast Asian government agencies and the non-government sector as well as intellectual challenges. It fosters regional engagement and equips Australian graduates to interact professionally and culturally in the region.
University of Sydney Confucius Institute The University of Sydney Confucius Institute is the first to be established in New South Wales. The Institute seeks to enhance the ability of Australian academics, members of business and local communities, government and educational administrators, and other professionals to communicate with their Chinese counterparts in their local language.