The School of Languages and Cultures, within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a leader in teaching and research in the area of languages, linguistics and cultures.

Award-winning research

  • Consistently ranked in the top 100 QS World University Rankings for linguistics and languages.
  • Highest possible score of 5 out of 5 for 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) for the area of Languages, communication and culture and 4 out of 5 for Linguistics.
  • World class researchers who consistently receive awards and research grants.

2016

  • Geoff Wilkes became the first Australian to receive the translation prize from the Austrian federal chancellery for his translation of the novel ‘The Greater Hope”.
  • Felicity Meakins awarded an ARC Discovery Project
  • Annie Pohlman awarded an ARC DECRA
  • Erich Round awarded and ARC Discovery Project
  • Honorary Associate Professor Kumi Kato awarded the John Barrett Award

2015

2014

Industry and Community Engagement

Our academics are also engaged with business, government and community organizations, working in collaboration on projects.

2015

  • Marisa Cordella-Masini received funding from Independent Schools Queensland signifying an on-going collaboration
  • Noriko Iwashita and a team from the School’s tender to undertake a literature review for the senior school syllabus in languages was accepted by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
  • Kayoko Hashimoto elected to the Management Committee of Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Kayoko is the only person from the education sector to be elected.