Engagement & impact

We make an impact on contemporary and social issues.

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Research excellence

Top 5 rating in Excellence in Research in Australia

Investment into the future

$11 million in research funding

Renowned thought-leaders

245+ research publications

UNSW School of Social Sciences is committed to contributing to world-leading research and pursuing social justice. We don’t just focus on social research – but social research with real-world impact. 

We strive to understand, challenge and enhance our society through our work, and to make a real difference in the lives of people throughout the world. 

Our vibrant research team is passionate about engaging with the wider community, whether it’s by communicating our research, influencing public policy or acting as thought leaders.

Our projects

Learn more about some of the exciting research projects currently happening at our school.


Discover some of our recent publication highlights covering pressing issues in the social sciences.

Meet our researchers

UNSW School of Social Sciences is home to world-leading academic staff. Find a researcher to partner with, supervise your study or guide your research project.
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