School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Think provocatively and question the world

We offer a number of specialist degrees with a focus on areas including Communications, History and Creative Arts. We have strong community involvement across different sectors, providing public commentary and critical discussion of various contemporary events and issues. Our students are actively engaged in the work that we do.

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Cooperation in contested Asia

Amidst growing competition between great and emerging powers, Australia and Japan must engage collaboratively together and with other regional states to manage East Asia’s increasingly unsettled security environment.


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