History, Affiliations and Rankings
The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, founded in 1833, is the forerunner of the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. The School founded the Workingman's College, which was later taken over by the NSW government and renamed the Sydney Technical College in 1882. The New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT) was founded in 1940. The NSW Institute of Technology and the NSW Institute of Business Studies merged. The state's first law school and the Haymarket campus were formally launched. In 1987, NSWIT was awarded University status and got its present name in 1988. Since its foundation, UTS has established partnerships and affiliations with several professional bodies and organizations, including the Australian Technology Network (ATN), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL). The university is considered one of the world's leading young universities (under 50 years old), with the 2021 QS World University Rankings Young Universities placing it 1st in Australia and 133rd globally in 2022. In the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2021, UTS was placed 1st in Australia and 9th globally (under 50 years old). According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2022, UTS is placed #9 in Australia and #143 globally.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The UTS City campus is located between Central Station and Railway Square, on the southern outskirts of Sydney's central business area. The UTS Tower, which faces Broadway, is the heart of the city's campus. There are five distinct precincts on campus. At the city campus, Broadway, Haymarket, and Blackfriar's are located, while Moore Park and Botany precincts integrate speciality facilities with surrounding industry organizations such as The Business School, UTS Startups, the UTS Animal Logic Academy, and two lecture theatres in the Powerhouse Museum are all located in Haymarket. The Blackfriar's Children's Centre and Research and Innovation teams are located in Chippendale, while the Moore Park precinct comprises sports facilities within the Rugby Australia Building and the Botany precinct houses the speciality research facility UTS Tech Lab. The UTS library is the greatest resource on campus with over 725,000 books, 93,000 periodicals, and other media. UTS offers 100+ Undergraduate programs and 200+ Postgraduate programs, a variety of diploma courses and graduate degree programs in Communication, Business, Information Technology, Design, Science, and Engineering. The University is home to more than 50 research institutes and centres. Research at UTS is primarily focused on health, data science, sustainability, future work, and industry. The Centre for Artificial Intelligence, the Centre for Autonomous Systems, the Centre for Health Technology, the Advanced Analytics Institute, and the Centre for Forensic Science are only a few of the main research centres.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Students who graduated from UTS join a worldwide network of creative and inventive individuals, ranging from game-changing industrial, government, and community leaders to Hollywood celebrities. There are more than 245,000 UTS graduates living and working all over the world. UTS offers graduates a variety of special privileges and possibilities such as career services to assist them in finding their ideal job, exclusive events and networking opportunities with like-minded alumni and professionals. Since 2003, the University has raised $28 million dollars worth of research funding. Distinguished engineers, business executives, architects, educators, authors, sports, media celebrities, actors, and politicians are among UTS's renowned graduates. Morris Lemma, the 40th Premier of New South Wales, Anh Do, an Australian comedian and actress who has acted in films such as "Thank God You're Here" and "Good News Week," Charlotte Best, a model and actress who appeared in the Australian television series 'Home and Away,' Sonia Kruger an Australian television broadcaster who co-hosts the 'Dancing with the Stars Program and Joel Labi, a veteran journalist who has worked for outlets such as 2GB, Reuters, and CNN are some of the celebrated alumni of UTS.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Technology Sydney is proud of its international university community, which is varied. It provides support to candidates in order to inspire them to reach their personal and academic objectives. Students can benefit from a number of retail, social and sporting opportunities, along with 100+ student clubs and societies. Located in the "inner city triangle" - a neighbourhood in the city where many creative and IT firms have offices - students get the opportunity to apply to businesses near campus for internships and full-time careers that are only a short walk away from the UTS campus. The institution itself, particularly its graduates, has significant relationships with industry and professions. The Vice-Chancellor chairs a Business Advisory Board, which is made up of CEOs and other industry experts. UTS's program demonstrates its commitment to assisting students in building a brighter future.