Top 100 worldwide for political sciences
Our globally-recognised government and international relations programs are built on cutting-edge political science research and produce confident, skilled graduates with highly relevant qualifications.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
For over three decades we have integrated world-class research and teaching into a specialist degree program that is small enough to ensure every student receives the attention they deserve. In the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Rankings of Academic Subjects 2018 our public administration subjects ranked top 75 worldwide and our political sciences subjects achieved a top 100 global ranking. In 2018 our politics and international studies subjects were ranked in the top 150 worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. We actively influence Australia’s political landscape with public debate and advice to decision makers, and are proud founding partners of the ANZSOG—a non-profit organisation which aims to develop future public sector leaders and promote public administration as a profession.
Research by Higher Degree
Our research students form an important part of our community. We take pride in actively supporting emerging scholars and involving them in the activities of the School and partner research centres.
HDR students also have access to our academic experts for advice on research methods, conference and workshop presentation skills, and preparing work for publication in scholarly journals.
At 25, Shayne Sutton was the youngest woman ever elected to Brisbane City Council. Before joining Council she was an adviser with the Queensland Government, and also worked for former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Shayne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Public Administration) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at Griffith University.
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