In today's globalised world, research into communication, international studies and languages is of increasing importance. Researchers in the School look at our complex world in new and productive ways, often taking a multidisciplinary approach, and producing research and creative outputs of international significance.
As part of our commitment to producing research of the highest quality we foster a dynamic and supportive research environment for both research staff and higher degree students.
The School undertakes research activities in a diversity of research fields which includes:
- Creative and Cultural Studies (cultural studies, creative writing, performing arts, music, film studies)
- Languages and Cultural Diversity (linguistics and languages)
- Mediated Environments (journalism, communication, media arts)
- Societal and Political Transformations (international relations, politics, sociology)
Aligned with these clusters the School is home to the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures and through an alignment with the Hawke Research Institute also hosts the Centre for Peace and Security. Research within the School is also organised through the Creative Communities and Global Cosmopolitanisms Research Group and the Journalism and Communication Research Group.
These research concentrations align with key research themes identified by the university as a way to focus on the grand challenges we face in a rapidly changing world and provide avenues to engage meaningfully with peers, industry and the community. Members of the School are particularly engaged in the university research themes of Society and Global Transformations; An Age Friendly World; and Healthy Futures.