Facts & figures
- #1 in NSW
- 2021 QS World University Rankings
Facts & figures
Our department boasts a lively and engaged student community and a vibrant research culture. Our graduates forge careers in fields as varied as diplomacy, education, tourism, design, architecture, music, fashion, arts and food in Australia and abroad.
The Department of Italian Studies is generously supported by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, through the Italian Institute of Culture, and has previously been supported by the Cassamarca Foundation.
Select from a wide range of language and culture units from one of the largest Italian departments in Australia and undertake a semester with one of our Italian partner universities. Develop high levels of linguistic aptitude and deep understanding of Italian authors, thinkers and literary and intellectual movements from the Middle Ages to the present.
Our staff maintain strong interdisciplinary links with a wide range of research clusters across the humanities as well as the social science disciplines of education and politics. Our research areas include:
Learn more: Languages and cultures research
Our advanced exchange programs provide life-changing experiences in Italy where students exercise their language skills and develop an understanding of cultural intricacies first hand.
The Italian Studies Seminar Series invites leading scholars from Australia and beyond to share key research findings across a wide range of topics. Catch up on recent talks on our SoundCloud playlist.
The year-long event is organised in collaboration with the State Library of New South Wales, the Istituto di Cultura Sydney, University of Sydney Fisher Library and Dante Alighiery Society of Sydney.
See our school's calendar for a full listing of upcoming events.