Our Research

Committed to Research with Impact

The School of the Humanities and Languages is committed to research excellence with real-world impact. Our leading academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in Humanities and Languages. It's why we're ranked as a national leader by Excellence in Research for Australia (2018-2019) in a number of disciplines, including:

Rating 5 for Outstanding Performance Well-Above the World Standard 

  • Human Society 

Rating 4 for Performance Above the World Standard

  • Historical Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Philosophy 
  • Language, Communication and Culture 

And in the top 100 internationally (QS World University Rankings 2018):

  • History (band 51-100)
  • Modern Languages (band 51-100)
  • Linguistics (band 51-100)
  • Philosophy (band 51-100)

Our School is distinguished by its vast range of specialty courses and research opportunities in our key subject areas and across the interdisciplinary humanities areas. Our strong research impact continues year on year with our success in securing research grants and funding. We have an established record of producing leading humanities texts and contributing to national and international publications including scholarly books, book chapters and research articles.

Research Areas

Our School is distinguished by its vast range of specialty courses and research opportunities across our interdisciplinary key subject areas. Our strong research impact continues year on year with our success in securing research grants and funding. Throughout all of our research areas, we aim to challenge, engage and inform. 

 

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Research Networks & Initiatives

UNSW School of Humanities and Languages has a number of interdisciplinary research networks and initiatives that bring together leading researchers from across the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

 

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