Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy partnerships

The Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy maintains strong relationships with a range of Australian and international partners including government and media organisations, think tanks, community groups and industry partners.

Our collaborations span research, consulting, advocacy and teaching initiatives. Together, we are advancing knowledge on the political, social and ethical challenges of our time.

Australian partnerships

Our collaborations in Australia focus on gender equality, media policy, the social impact of sports and sports media, and the advancement of knowledge about Asia and the Pacific region.

A sample of our teaching and research partnerships in Australia include:

This partnership delivers cutting-edge investigative reports on Chinese politics.

Our staff collaborate with the Centre on research and public engagement on China.

Collaboration through members of the Equal Workplace Advisory Council provides opportunities to advocate for and advise the Victorian Government on policies to achieve gender pay equity in the workplace.

This longstanding partnership gives our high-achieving third-year Politics students placement opportunities to participate in the Parliamentary Internship Program.

La Trobe Professor Andrea Carson offers guidance and expert research insights to Public Interest Journalism Initiative by sitting on its Expert Research Panel.

An Australian Research Council-funded project with the Victorian Local Governance Association investigates women’s political trajectories in local government.

International partnerships

Our partnerships promote research collaboration, student mobility programs and public engagement initiatives to advance knowledge on political, philosophical and media issues.

A sample of our international teaching and research partnerships include:

Our staff sit on the Steering Committee of the Asian Smart Cities Research Network, an interdisciplinary collaborative network that connects academics with public sector and business professionals to collaborate on improving cities in Asia.

Find out more about the Network.

Our partnership with Ateneo University enables Manila-based PhD candidates to study at La Trobe University. The pairing of supervisors (candidates have one supervisor at each institution), has resulted in new collaborations, the imagining of future projects, and ongoing research connections between academics at the two universities.

Our collaboration with Meta addresses online mis- and disinformation. One of our academics has been awarded several grants from Meta and is a member of Meta’s global mis- and disinformation advisory group.

Research partnerships with this institute have resulted in joint publications, conference contributions and public events.

Our staff are key contributors to the Philippines-Australia Forum, supported by La Trobe Asia.

The Forum supports research, engagement and teaching initiatives to increase awareness of Philippine politics, culture, and society – strengthening people-to-people connections and institutional partnerships between the Philippines and Australia.

It also serves as an active hub for academics, businesses and civic society with an interest in the Philippines, especially for students in the Philippines and Australia interested in Philippine studies.

The Philippines-Australia Forum at La Trobe is an initiative funded by the Philippine Consulate General in Australia and the Philippine Government to advance Philippine studies at La Trobe University.

Find out more about the Forum.

We contribute to La Trobe University’s partnership with Sheffield-Hallam through joint supervision of graduate research candidates.