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Areas of research

Our research agenda covers a broad spectrum – from literary studies to quantum nanoscience

Our breadth of expertise across our faculties and schools is supported by deep disciplinary knowledge. We have significant capability in more than 20 major areas of research.

Commitment to research excellence

Through our 2016-20 Strategic Plan the University of Sydney is committed to targeted investment in both disciplinary and multidisciplinary domains to drive our research quality and impact. In addition to our areas of research, our multidisciplinary centres address priority areas that harness our researchers’ values and enhance existing strengths.

Our University Guidelines for Non-Traditional Research Outputs (NTROs) provide a platform for recognising quality creative arts research and innovative applications of research across all our research areas.

Major research areas

  • Agriculture, land and farm management
  • Animal production
  • Horticultural production
  • Veterinary sciences

Find out more: Agriculture | Veterinary Science

  • Evolutionary biology
  • Physiology
  • Zoology
  • Plant biology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry and cell biology

Find out more: Science | Sydney Medical School

 

  • Architecture
  • Building, design practice and management
  • Urban and regional planning

Find out more: Architecture, Design and Planning

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry
  • Physical chemistry (incl structural)
  • Theoretical and computational chemistry

Find out more: Science

  • Accounting, auditing and accountability
  • Banking, finance and investment
  • Business and management
  • Marketing
  • Transport and logistics

Find out more: Business

  • Art theory and criticism
  • Film, television and digital media
  • Performing arts and creative writing
  • Visual arts and crafts

Find out more: Arts and Social Sciences | Sydney Conservatorium of Music | Sydney College of the Arts

  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Physical geography and environmental geoscience

Find out more: Science

 

  • Economic theory
  • Applied economics
  • Econometrics

Find out more: Agriculture | Arts and Social Sciences |Business

  • Education systems

Find out more: Education and Social Work

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Autonomous systems and robotics
  • Civil engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronic engineering

Find out more: Engineering and Information Technologies

  • Environmental science and management
  • Soil sciences

Find out more: Agriculture | Science

  • Archaeology
  • History

Find out more: Arts and Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Demography and human geography
  • Policy and administration
  • Political science
  • Social work
  • Sociology

Find out more: Arts and Social Sciences | Business | Education and Social Work

  • Computational theory and mathematics
  • Distributed computing
  • Library and information studies
  • Information systems
  • Artificial intelligence and image processing

Find out more: Engineering and Information Technologies | Science

  • Journalism, communication and media studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Language studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies

Find out more: Arts and Social Sciences

  • Law

Find out more: Law

  • Pure mathematics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Numerical and computational mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Mathematical physics

Find out more: Science

  • Medical biochemistry and metabolomics
  • Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
  • Clinical sciences
  • Complimentary and alternative medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Human movement and sports science
  • Immunology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Oncology and carcinogensis
  • Optometry and opthamology
  • Paediatrics and reproductive medicine
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Medical physiology
  • Public health and health services

Find out more: Dentistry | Health Sciences | Sydney Medical School | Sydney Nursing School

  • Applied ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Religion and religious traditions

Find out more: Arts and Social Sciences

  • Astronomical and space sciences
  • Atomic, molecular and plasma physics
  • Biological, biomedical and medical physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Nanoscience
  • Particle physics
  • Photonics and optical science
  • Physics
  • Quantum physics and quantum information
  • Sustainability

Find out more: Science

  • Psychology
  • Cognitive science

Find out more: Science

  • Nanotechnology
  • Communications technologies

Find out more: Engineering and Information Technologies | Science