Collaborative, Influential, Connected, Knowledgeable.

DASSH represents more than 250 deans, and associate and deputy deans, from 43 universities across Australia and New Zealand, leading schools and faculties that teach tens of thousands of students and several thousand scholars in the HASS disciplines. Led and governed by an executive committee, DASSH supports those who have responsibility for governance and management of research, teaching and learning across those member institutions.

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Supporting the Arts

Supporting strong leadership

DASSH supports:

  • Those within these institutions who have responsibility for the governance and management of research and teaching and learning in their universities.
  • Those who aspire to these positions through a Network of Associate and Deputy Deans (NOADD).
  • Data collection and dissemination on HASS research and teaching.

Promoting the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


  • Advocates for the roles and contributions of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and
  • Contributes to policy debates, initiatives and inquiries that impact on HASS research and teaching in universities.


ARC Survey response

March 2023

DASSH Members have come together to form a response to the Australian Research Council’s call for survey responses regarding the upcoming review of the Discovery Program guidelines and processes. You can read the responses here.

HASS grads in demand

February 2023

Humanities, arts and social sciences graduate employment outcomes skyrocketed in 2022 according to the annual QILT Graduate Outcome Survey. Read our statement here

ARC Review submission

December 2022

READ our submission to the Australian Research Council review here. We welcome the opportunity to be part of this pivotal discussion.

Science and humanities, arts and social sciences solve ‘wicked problems’

November 2022

READ President Professor Catharine Coleborne and Professor Melissa Brown, President Australian Council of Deans of Science write on the importance of disciplinary collaboration to solve ‘wicked problems’.

DASSH Productivity Commission review submission

November 2022

READ our submission to the Productivity Commission review here. DASSH comments on the public and private benefit of education, university fees, government subsidy levels and teaching quality.

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