Facts & figures
- #1 in Sydney
- Top 30 in the world
- 2020 QS World University Rankings
Facts & figures
Placing first in Sydney and the top 30 in the world for modern languages, we lead in the education and research of languages and cultures*. Our language offerings integrate cultural understanding to provide depth and breadth to the learning experience.
With Australia’s growing diversity, we equip our students with cross-cultural and linguistic competency and enable them to become successful and responsible citizens of the country and of our interconnected world.
For students who haven't had the opportunity to learn a new language, we offer the largest suite of intensive in-country units at the University. Undergraduate students can go on global study adventures to various destinations through our Open Learning Environment (OLE) In-Country Experience to learn a language in an immersive cultural context.
*2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject
The School of Languages and Cultures proudly hosted the third international congress of the World Literature Association on 'World Literatures and the Global South' on 23–25 August 2019.
Co-convened with the Peking University Australian Studies Centre and the World Literature Association, this international conference engaged with literary production on and from the Global South in their own languages as well as in translation.
UPDATE: In light of COVID-19 developments, all events hosted on our campuses have been deferred or cancelled. Some of our events are transitioning to online and will be advertised accordingly.
Please see our school calendar for upcoming events, talks, seminars and conferences.