The Australian National University’s School of Philosophy is one of the leading philosophy centres in the world where philosophers are engaged in cutting-edge innovative research and scholarship.
The School of Demography aims to retain and enhance the University's position as the leading Australian research and training institution for demography and social research, recognised both nationally and internationally for its work.
The School of Politics and International Relations has a reputation for excellence in research, undergraduate education and postgraduate supervision, producing work on political parties, public administration, trade unions, pressure groups, elections and political behaviour.
As a critical engagement with the past, history sharpens judgements, expands perspectives, challenges a sense of the self-evident, and feeds curiosity. The School of History explores these themes through the lenses of Aboriginal, cultural, colonial, gender, intellectual, labour, political legal, post-colonial and transnational history.
The defining characteristic of sociology at ANU has been constructive engagement with the big issues facing Australian and global societies. ANU provides a unique environment to study sociology being located in the seat of Federal Government in Australia, in close proximity to many national departments and institutions.
Announced in August 2014, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods provides significant new Australian capacity in undertaking research into applied social research and evaluation methods.
The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies aims to promote mutual interest and exchange between Australian and Latin American scholars and to raise broader public awareness and understanding of Latin America in Australia.
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research's principal objective is to undertake high-quality, independent research that will assist in furthering the social and economic development and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Australia.
The Centre integrates the study of Middle Eastern and Central Asian contemporary politics, history, culture, economics, and the religion of Islam within the broader framework of the changing global order. The Centre also fosters the study of the region’s most relevant languages.
The Centre for Gambling Research undertakes research for policy makers and service providers with improved understanding and recognition of the gambling problems in the community.
The National Centre of Biography aims to be a focus for study in the discipline of biography, developing experience and expertise through attracting and developing outstanding biographical students and scholars.
The ANU Centre for European Studies focuses the talents of hundreds of researchers, teachers and students working on Europe on a single site. Its purpose is to create synergies, promote interdisciplinary dialogue, and generate collaborative research projects at home and abroad.