I am delighted to welcome you to the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law (FABL). We are a Faculty that wants to make a difference—through our research, our learning and teaching, and our engagement with our communities.
My vision for FABL is that its defining features will include a commitment to excellence; a mutually supportive work and study environment; and a willingness and capacity to create, identify and seize opportunities. We are committed to providing outstanding learning experiences for our students and undertaking research that has real benefits for our communities.
Our Faculty includes the Schools of Business, Communication and Creative Industries, Social Sciences, and the USC Law School and six research concentrations: the Arts Research in Creative Humanities (ARCH) cluster, the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, the Engage Research cluster, the Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC), the Tropical Forests and People Research Centre (TFAP), the Sustainability Research Centre (SRC) which hosts both the Indigenous Studies Research theme and the Adolescent Risk Research Unit (ARRU). The Faculty is proud to include the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience–Thompson Institute.
We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in business and ICT, creative industries, communication and design, law, the humanities and the social sciences, including psychology and social work. Our programs include opportunities for work placements and overseas study and are designed to meet the needs of students, employers, industry and society. Individuals can pursue their research passions through our Honours, Masters and PhD programs.
Our Faculty continues to expand and refresh its range of disciplines and programs, its research activities and its engagement with the broader community. This includes the introduction this year of our Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Environment Management and the Master of Professional Practice (Performing Arts). FABL’s highly qualified staff include academics who have won national recognition for their teaching, won major research grants, and undertaken work that contributes to the well-being of local and overseas communities.
My colleagues and I look forward to welcoming you to our Faculty and celebrating our shared successes.
Professor Joanne Scott
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)