Speaking ahead of a showcase event at the Faculty’s new $82m Social Sciences Building this evening, Professor Jagose said the research themes – organised under the umbrella rubric FutureFix – bring together talented researchers across diverse disciplines to address complex issues that affect the everyday lives of many people in Australia and across the world.
“We have a reputation for being Australia’s oldest and most comprehensive arts and social sciences faculty, but we are also very much geared for the 21st century,” Professor Jagose said.
“These research themes will allow us to harness the breadth and depth of our interdisciplinary strengths across the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) and address some of the most important problems facing society today.”
Six research themes were selected following a two-tiered competitive process that attracted high-quality applications from across the Faculty’s more than 40 disciplines.
“FutureFix holds open a collective space for a suite of projects already strongly underway in this, its first iteration:
“This is some of the work we will be best known for by 2021 – relevant, timely and solution-focused,” Professor Jagose said.