ANU graduates among the world’s most employable

For the fifth consecutive year, ANU was rated number one in Australia in the Times Higher Education, Global University Employability Ranking.

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NEW Master of Political Science program

Want to know why the UK voted for Brexit or why Catalonia is considering secession? Then this program could be for you.

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ANU and Japan’s Ritsumeikan University to offer dual degree

A new dual degree program has been established between ANU and Ritsumeikan University.

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ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Professor Shirley Leitch with counterparts from Ritsumeikan University

Bell School historian receives top history prize

Professor Robert Cribb has been awarded Australia's most important award for history publications.

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Simplistic views of Indonesian Islam are limiting Australian diplomacy

Professor Greg Fealy makes some observations about Indonesian Islam and its impact on Australian diplomacy.

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The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of the countries of Asia, in particular Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Korea and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself. Academic specialisations include democratisation, national and local politics, gender, conflict and conflict resolution, religious politics and political theory.

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Tyrell Haberkorn

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Tyrell Haberkorn first traveled to Thailand in 1997 as an undergraduate student interested in international labor solidarity. Since then, her academic and human rights work has been focused on...

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Ed Aspinall

Edward Aspinall

Edward Aspinall is a specialist of the politics of Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. His interest in the study of politics, especially Southeast Asian politics, began when he lived in Malang, East Java, as a...

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Jonathan Unger

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Academic staff member of the UK’s Institute of Development Studies, University of Kansas, University of Washington and Leiden University before coming to ANU.

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Paul Kenny

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I am a Fellow in the Deparment of Political and Social Change. I was previously Assistant Professor of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin (2012-13) and received my PhD in political...

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Marcus Mietzner

I have been interested in the politics of Indonesia since my first visit to Jakarta as a teenager in 1986. While pursuing an MA degree at Goethe University in Frankfurt in the mid-1990s, I spent one year in Ambon to...

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Contemporary China Centre

The Contemporary China Centre was set up in 1970 at The Australian National University as a research facility concerned with scholarly social science analysis of post-1949 China. In 2010, the Centre merged with the Department of Political & Social Change.

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