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SPIR students have shared their fieldwork experiences

SPIR students have shared their fieldwork experiences

The School of Politics and International Relations endeavours to support its graduate students in undertaking research and attending conferences.

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 New Staff arriving at The School

New Staff arriving at The School

This is an exciting time for the school with new colleagues and new courses being introduced along with a three year teaching plan that will enable students to look forward and plan their degrees with more certainty.

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"Brazil's Political World Cup"

SPIR Lecturer, Dr Sean Burges, has commented on the FIFA World Cup in the Canberra Times and on the website of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA).

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SPIR PhD student received prestigious scholarship

SPIR PhD student received prestigious scholarship

PhD student, Sarah Cameron, has been granted the Janet-Box Steffensmeier Scholarship to attend the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.

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Political Science at ANU receives highest ranking

Political Science at ANU receives highest ranking

In the recently released Excellence in Research in Australia results, ANU has again received a score of 5 for political science, denoting an “outstanding performance well above world standards”. ANU is the only university to achieve this in both 2010 and 2012.

Master of Globalisation

Master of Globalisation

Launched in 2013, the Master of Globalisation degree offers a multi-disciplinary program encompassing approaches from politics and international relations, sociology, history, anthropology, environmental sciences, law and economics.

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Welcome to the School of Politics & International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations has a long history of excellence in research, in undergraduate education and in postgraduate supervision. The ANU was the only university in the country to receive a score of 5, denoting an “outstanding performance well above world standards”, for political science on both the 2010 and 2012 Excellence in Research in Australia assessment. In the 2011 rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, ANU was ranked 10th for politics and international relations.

Located in the national seat of government, Canberra, the ANU is Australia’s premiere research university. Students and researchers in the School enjoy easy access to Australia’s national political institutions, to the associated lobby groups, and to the National Library.

The School of Politics and International Relations has produced path-breaking work on political parties, public administration, trade unions, pressure groups, elections and political behaviour. For many years the School has also focused on Australian and international public policy and public sector management and in 2002 was a foundation member of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). The School contains the Centre for European Studies, the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies, the Centre for the Study of Australian Politics as well as housing the innovative Australian National Internships Program, which includes the successful Washington Internships Program.

The major areas for research, teaching and postgraduate supervision in the School are:

  • Australian politics
  • international relations
  • comparative politics
  • political theory,
  • human rights,
  • globalization,
  • Europe,
  • Latin America, and
  • public policy.

A copy of the School Business Plan can be found here.

We welcome enquiries from potential undergraduate and postgraduate students, and possible academic visitors.

Updated: 28 July 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher