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Our research

Applying our expertise to answer the big questions
From archaeological digs to artificial intelligence and legal ethics to language learning, we bring our love of knowledge and culture of excellence to the world's greatest challenges.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is consistently ranked one of the world's most outstanding academies for research in the humanities and social sciences. 

Our research extends across a diverse range of disciplines throughout our six schools. Embracing traditional, emerging and cross-disciplinary subjects, we are driven by the pursuit of new knowlege that benefits Australia and the wider world. 

Our major research initiatives include the Sydney Social Sciences Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC), which emphasises innovative approaches to turning great ideas into landmark outcomes for both theory and practice. We are also home to some 40 other specialist research centres, institutes and groups.

We partner with industry, community and government to address the intellectual and practical challenges the world faces today, and we always welcome new collaborations.

Research areas

Learn more about the research activities of our schools

Research in the faculty is comprehensive and conducted in over 50 departments, centres and programs, and spread across six schools.