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About Us

The School of Humanities and Social Inquiry includes leading researchers in the fields of History, Philosophy, Science and Technology Studies, Politics, Indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, Languages and Linguistics.

Our teaching staff are placed amongst the best in their field and will support you to achieve your goals in an interactive and collaborative learning environment.


UOW ranks third in NSW and the ACT for undergraduate Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2020

Top 150

UOW ranks among the world's top 150 universities for Arts and Humanities.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject 2021