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Turning great ideas into landmark outcomes
We use innovative and collaborative approaches to problem solving within the humanities and social sciences and beyond.

Our mission 

SSSHARC is a collaborative research space designed to advance innovative research partnerships and methodologies across the humanities and social sciences. We have a commitment to research excellence and knowledge sharing.

We broker and facilitate research exchange between University of Sydney researchers and their outside interlocuters via visiting fellowships, exchanges and a range of in-house initiatives designed to build authentic research partnerships that will grow and change to meet the demands of the future.

Professor Lee Wallace.

Professor Lee Wallace. 

Director's message 

"After the disruption brought about by COVID, we now have a moment to reset the ways we interact around research agendas that have themselves been changed by our experience of the global pandemic. SSSHARC has always been committed to research advancement through the provision of an environment marked by a high degree of informal exchange between researchers with different disciplinary skillsets and experience.

The best ideas come from other people. Now that Australia has re-opened to the world, SSSHARC looks forward to kickstarting its face-to-face activities with a renewed emphasis on international partnerships, team-based approaches to research, and advanced research training in the service of methodological innovation and renewal. No quarantine required."

Read more about our mission and activities in our 2023 Activities Summaries and 2022 Activities Summaries


SSSHARC is a vibrant and light-filled space located on Level 4 of RD Watt Building, a repurposed heritage building on the University of Sydney’s central Camperdown Campus. Our premises include the Director’s suite plus collaborative working spaces and meeting rooms that can support virtual engagement.

Where to find us