Who We Are

Founded on a belief in social justice and equity, the Social & Global Studies Centre is home to innovative, rigorous, and forward thinking expert researchers.

The world is changing at a rapid rate, driven by globalisation, technology and environmental insecurity, impacting on lives in local and international contexts and social, institutional and political arenas.

While embracing the positive growth these changes bring, we must also examine the challenges that they create to ensure that inequalities are reduced and peace, well-being & prosperity is fostered.

The Centre was formed in 2018 bringing together a wealth of research expertise in applied social research and international and global studies.

Our four multi-disciplinary research programs use evidence-based research, grounded in academic, political, policy and practice debates, to motivate positive social and global transformations.

Our Mission

Transform

Develop new knowledge and critical interventions to transform policy, practice, culture and lives

Respond

Deliver multi, inter, and trans-disciplinary solutions for the most pressing social and global challenges locally, nationally and internationally

Partnership

Collaborate with academic, industry and community partners to respond to social and global challenges and inequalities, influencing social change

Sustainable Development

Work in partnership to enhance national and international engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda, in five focal areas

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Researchers in the Social & Global Studies Centre come from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds, led by Centre Director, Professor Renata Kokanović.

Our Advisory Group is made up of international academic and industry members, offering direction for the Centre's research priorities, mentoring, and engagement.

Research Programs

Humanitarianism, Migration & Development

Citizenship, Care & Health

Crime, Justice & Security

Language, Culture & International Education

RMIT Social & Global Studies Centre

Find out more about conducting your transformative research for social justice at RMIT's Social & Global Studies Centre

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.