Schools & centres

School of Sociology

School of Sociology The defining characteristic of sociology at ANU has been constructive engagement with the big issues facing Australian and global societies. ANU provides a unique environment to study sociology being located in the seat of Federal Government in Australia, in close proximity to many national departments and institutions.

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School of Politics & International Relations

School of Politics & International Relations The School of Politics and International Relations has a reputation for excellence in research, undergraduate education and postgraduate supervision, producing work on political parties, public administration, trade unions, pressure groups, elections and political behaviour.

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School of History

 School of History As a critical engagement with the past, history sharpens judgements, expands perspectives, challenges a sense of the self-evident, and feeds curiosity. The School of History explores these themes through the lenses of Aboriginal, cultural, colonial, gender, intellectual, labour, political legal, post-colonial and transnational history.

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School of Philosophy

School of Philosophy The Australian National University’s School of Philosophy is one of the leading philosophy centres in the world where philosophers are engaged in cutting-edge innovative research and scholarship.

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School of Demography

School of Demography The School of Demography aims to retain and enhance the University's position as the leading Australian research and training institution for demography and social research, recognised both nationally and internationally for its work.

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Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

 Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research's principal objective is to undertake high-quality, independent research that will assist in furthering the social and economic development and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Australia.

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Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies

 Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies The Centre integrates the study of Middle Eastern and Central Asian contemporary politics, history, culture, economics, and the religion of Islam within the broader framework of the changing global order. The Centre also fosters the study of the region’s most relevant languages.

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ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods

 ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods Launched in August 2014, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods provides significant new Australian capacity in undertaking research into applied social research and evaluation methods.

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