A National Priority, Our Strong Commitment
The School of Social Sciences strongly supports the University’s commitment to celebrate and respect Indigenous knowledge and recognise the distinctive social justice aspirations and rights of Indigenous Australians, as highlighted in the UNSW 2025 Strategy. We aim to embed this commitment into our research, learning and teaching and engagement activities.
Other UNSW resources:
Advancing Research in Indigenous Knowledge
We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge research initiatives across all disciplines at UNSW. Many of our scholars are currently engaged in research linked to Indigenous knowledge in Australia and abroad (e.g. Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea) resulting in at least 50 publications.
- UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health - Community Reference Panel
- UNSW Social Policy Research Centre Indigenous Research Strategy
- Ethical guidelines for research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
- Values and Ethics - Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research
Indigenous Learning & Teaching
Around half of our courses across all disciplines have some Australian Indigenous content, and almost all academic staff include Indigenous acknowledgements in their course materials. In addition, the School’s Social Work subject area is part of the UNSW Indigenous Winter School and our staff are supervising or mentoring more than 10 PhD students working on projects about Indigenous knowledge.
- Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy 2017 - 2020
- Indigenous Teaching in Australian Universities
- ACU Getting it Right Teaching and Learning Framework 2014
School of Social Sciences’ Acknowledgement
UNSW Sydney's Kensington campus, on which the School of Social Sciences is housed, is built on the land of the Aboriginal people. We pay our respects to the Bedegal people of the Eora nation who are the Custodians of this land.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, whose lands, winds and waters we all now share, and pay respect to their unique values, and their continuing and enduring cultures which deepen and enrich the life of our nation and communities.