Research and scholarship underpin the curriculum and feed the School’s general environment and ethos. Our School contributes considerable research strengths to the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. For example, the University of Wollongong received a 4-rating (placing its philosophy research ‘above world-class’) in the 2018 Excellence Research Australia exercise.
Academic staff in the School of Liberal Arts have specialist expertise in classics, literature, and philosophy, with world-leading strengths in the philosophy of psychology, mind, and cognitive science. The University of Wollongong was ranked among the world’s best institutions for arts and humanities in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, coming first in Australia for citations in philosophy.
The School of Liberal Arts is home to a vibrant research community. It regularly hosts visiting speakers, workshops, conferences, and public events. It sponsors the Critical Antiquities Network, the Agora Speaker Series, and Sophia Annual Lecture. Wollongong’s proximity to Sydney offers many opportunities to interact with researchers in the Greater Sydney area.
Further information on:
- Areas of expertise and supervisory specialisms of academics in the School of Liberal Arts.
- Interest in opportunities relating to Higher Degree Research in the School of Liberal Arts.