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.


Graduate outcomes for arts, social science and humanities students on the up

October 2022

Employment outcomes of students enrolled in degrees in arts, social sciences and humanities have risen to 89.6 per cent – an increase of 25 percentage points. This figure challenges the assumptions behind the Federal Government’s Job-Ready Graduates package. READ HERE

DASSH welcomes ARC review

August 2022

READ our statement on Education Minister Clare’s Letter of Expectation to the Australian Research Council and the impending review.

Deans unite on Cultural Policy Submission

July 2022

READ the National Cultural Policy Submission co-authored by DASSH, the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts and the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.

Deans from across sector unite on environment

July 2022

Deans of Environment, Science and Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities have united to call for an interdisciplinary approach to solving the environmental crisis facing Australia. Read here.

The Mandarin reports DASSH stance on ARC changes

July 2022

READ HERE to find out more about DASSH’s position on the new Minister for Education’s stance on the ARC and higher education in The Mandarin.

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