A welcome note from the Head of the School, Professor Andrew O'Neil
The School is comprised of over 30 academic staff with breadth and depth of expertise in Politics, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Relations. Key sub-fields of expertise include: Federalism and Intergovernmental Coordination, International Relations and Comparative Politics of the Asia-Pacific, Leadership and Governance, Policy Advice and Policy Capacity, Public Sector Reform, Energy and Resources, Strategic Studies, and Public Integrity and Anti-corruption.
In the most recent (2012) Australian Research Council Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) exercise, Political Science at Griffith was rated as being ‘well above world standing’, the highest ranking possible.
SGIR Represents Griffith University at ‘IRU in Asia: Meet the Researchers’
Head of School, Professor Andrew O’Neil, with Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor and Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Professor Ned Pankhurst represented Griffith University (GU), at this week’s Innovative Research Universities (IRU) ‘IRU in Asia: Meet the Researchers’ event held in Canberra’s Parliament House on 23 June. Senators, MPs and advisers were amongst guests in attendance.
The event underscored Griffith’s, and other IRU partners’, commitment to engagement in Asia through collaborative research. For Griffith, the networks developed through such collaboration not only enhance knowledge exchange but provide opportunities for Australian and Asian researchers and High Degree Research candidates to learn from the best in the field and gain access to materials and resources not available at home institutions.
Professor O’Neil promoted two of the highly successful projects to emerge from Griffith, the Joint GU-University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) Doctoral Program and the Australia-China Joint Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Materials.
For more news see Griffith Asia Institute News or to discover more about the benefits of research linkages with Asia see IRU’s recently released policy statement, ‘Strengthening Research Across Asia: An Asia Research and Innovation Network’. The document is free to download.
Know more in sixty seconds
Hear from A J Brown, a professor of public policy and law in the School of Government and International Relations as he discusses how many levels of government we need in a sixty second clip.
Did you know that at any given time, there are more than 1 million Australians living and travelling overseas? Professor Andrew O’Neil, Head of the School of Government and International Relations discusses how connected Australia is with the rest of the world.