“Philosophically and metaphorically speaking, I believe that teaching a person how to fish is better than just giving them a fish. And one step above that is investing resources into learning how to catch fish better.”

Jack Frisch, Donor
Erno & Bella PhD Top-Up Scholarship in Disability & Well-Being

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is a leading research Faculty for Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative and Performing Arts in Australia. Thanks, in no small part, go to the donors who have helped us continue our innovative research and to educate some of the brightest minds in Australia. We have capacity to be global leaders, and to share our ground-breaking research with the rest of the world, to be at the forefront of social action and cultural influence internationally. We strive to be the international destination of choice for academic leaders and for students with the highest potential.

In order to achieve this we seek your partnership.

As a UNSW Arts & Social Sciences donor you have the power to make immediate and lasting impact on the lives of our students, our academic leaders, and our research centres. This impact carries forward to the lives of everyday Australians and to the global community.

Teaching and learning

As educators we produce graduates who join the workforce as highly skilled teachers and social workers, rigorous researchers and policy makers, creative visionaries, change makers, communicators, and global citizens. Our graduates continue to make their mark on the world, from Australia’s former Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, to Oscar winning film producer, Emile Sherman.

Our research

As researchers we aim to bring about social and cultural change in the areas of Social Policy, Education and Health; Development, Rights and Security; and Contemporary Humanities and Creative Arts. The research of our academics and centres is focused on community engagement and we are recognised internationally for our research excellence. The means that our research has enduring value for the community.

Support us

Your support can help to give talented students who face disadvantage the opportunity to study at one of Australia’s top Arts and Social Sciences faculties, help increase our ability to attract outstanding academics from leading universities to teach here in Australia, or help us provide solutions to the most significant social issues affecting the globe.

To find out more information, please contact Angela Topping, Development Manager, at