Facts & figures
- #28 in the world for Anthropology
- #21 in the world for Development Studies
- 2018 QS World University Rankings
Facts & figures
Founded in 1925, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney is Australia's first. We maintain our strong reputation for theoretical innovation, excellence in ethnographic fieldwork and an outstanding commitment to the training of postgraduate research students.
As well as studying small-scale societies and groups in both rural and urban areas around the world, we investigate modern nation states and transnational networks.
We specialise in the cultural regions of Indigenous Australia, Melanesia, China, Southeast Asia and Latin America, as well as in development and globalisation, urban studies and environmental change.
Anthropology analyses what human cultures have in common and how they differ. Learn about contemporary lives and issues in the world today, including: healing systems; religious traditions; gender, the body and sexuality; forms of marriage and family; international development; and Indigenous cultures.
We offer three research degrees in Anthropology and you will need to have a substantial background in this area to be eligible to enrol.
Understand the challenges of sustainable human development on a local, national and global scale. This degree provides theoretical foundations and opportunities for practice-based understanding of development policy, programs and outcomes.
Our academics are currently undertaking anthropological research through a wide variety of projects, including:
For a full listing of our upcoming events, please visit the What's On Calendar.
When: Wednesday 26 September 2018, 10am
Where: The Refectory, The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney
Do you have dementia? Are you, or have you been, a carer for someone with dementia? Do you work in home care, caring for people with dementia? If so, come along to this whole day event and tell your story.
The event consists of a symposium at 10am-4pm, and a book launch at 4pm-5pm. You can register to attend either session or register for both if you wish to stay for the full day. Registration closes on 19 September 2018.