About the Faculty of Arts

Sparking bold ideas in a changing world

In a world that is changing fast, the humanities and social sciences are needed more than ever. Bold, critical thinkers and strong communicators can help us navigate global challenges and interrogate what it means to be human today.

As Australia’s leading Arts faculty, we’re a passionate and inclusive academic community dedicated to asking crucial questions about our world. Through our world-class teaching, research, and partnerships, we’ve been making a positive impact since 1855.

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What is at the heart of our ambition?

Transformative teaching and learning

Across undergraduate and graduate programs, we encourage students to be curious in their exploration of the world, supporting them to pursue knowledge that opens new perspectives.

Research that makes a difference

Whether focused on Indigenous knowledges, the future of journalism, or Australia’s relationship with China, our research centres create positive change in the world.

Collaboration and partnership

We partner with government, industry and the not-for-profit sector to create opportunities for mutual value through access to our experts, student enrichment programs, research commercialisation and public programming.

Diversity and inclusion

We foster a diverse academic community through dedicated networks and initiatives, so that everyone can fully participate and thrive on campus.

Schools and research

The Faculty of Arts includes five schools, each home to globally recognised researchers and driven, intellectually engaged student cohorts.

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