Learn about the theology and philosophy research priorities at Australian Catholic University. Explore our current projects and facilities.
Our research areas
Framed by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, our theology and philosophy researchers build interdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations that promote research excellence while exploring the nature of religion, faith, politics, humanity, society, culture and thought.
In the latest ERA assessment, ACU ranked first in Australia for the research field of religion and religious studies. (Four-digit FoRs, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018).
View our rankings
Our current projects
Take a look at the vital projects and programs underway at the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy, the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, and the Institute for Religion Politics and Society and meet our researchers and collaborators.
ACU will host a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, facilitating major national and international partnerships.
Visit the Centre
Our Rome campus regularly hosts the Rome Seminars, inviting visiting scholars from US, UK, Europe and NZ who have participated in ACU research projects to share their knowledge.
Explore the Seminar schedule