The Faculty of Arts and Society leads positive global change and advances social justice through our teaching, research and collaboration with industry and the community.
The faculty brings people and places to life, and from that, our desire to think, examine, express and create grows. This drives us to act collectively for positive social change and advance inquisitive, harmonious and equitable society, particularly for those who are most vulnerable.
We strive to prepare students to be teachers, creative thinkers and innovators in a complex changing world. We bring together expertise in education, business, law, Indigenous knowledge practices, human geography, disaster preparedness and management, languages, humanities and the creative industries.
Our reputation is based on extensive partnerships with government, industry and community stakeholders to address social, cultural and economic issues in:
- sparsely populated regional areas, including Northern Australia
- developing regions, including South-East Asia - particularly China, Indonesia and Timor-Leste
- Indigenous knowledge, social, cultural and economic futures.
The faculty’s research and teaching will draw on the strength of the Northern Institute, centres of excellence and multidisciplinary teams primarily engaged in teaching, research, networking and business development. Together, academics, research students and industry professionals examine and drive solutions for emerging social, cultural and economic issues in challenging contexts.