University of Technology Sydney
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The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a public research university located in Sydney, Australia. Although its origins are said to trace back to the 1870s, the university was founded in its current form in 1988. As of 2017, UTS enrolls 44,753 students, including 31,893 undergraduate and 12,860 postgraduate students through its 9 faculties and schools.
UTS is a member of the Australian Technology Network, the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The University of Technology Sydney originates from the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (the oldest continuously running Mechanics' Institute in Australia), which was established in 1833. In the 1870s, the School formed the Workingman's College, which was later taken over by the NSW government to form, in 1882, the Sydney Technical College.
In 1940 the NSW Parliament passes Act to establish an Institute of Technology, which in 1964 lead to the establishment of New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT). In 1968, amalgamation of the NSW Institute of Business Studies and the NSW Institute of Technology took place. In 1976 NSWIT establishes the first law school in NSW outside the university sector. In 1985 the Haymarket Campus is officially opened.
On 8 October 1987 university status is granted to NSWIT, which was followed by the passing of the University of Technology, Sydney, Act 1987. It was reconstituted as the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 1988, along with the incorporation of the School of Design of the former Sydney College of the Arts. In 1989, the University of Technology, Sydney, Act 1989 (NSW) formed UTS by absorbing the Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education (KCAE) and the Institute of Technical and Adult Teacher Education (ITATE) of the Sydney College of Advanced Education. An academic Structure of nine faculties and 25 schools was established in 1991.
The UTS city campus is located in Ultimo, Sydney, and consists of five precincts – Broadway, Haymarket, Blackfriars, Moore Park and Botany. The campus is home to the faculties of Science, Health, Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering and IT, Design, Architecture and Building, Business and Law, as well as the Graduate School of Health.
The university is in the final stages of completing a $1 billion-plus infrastructure investment program to reshape its campus.
The University of Technology Sydney's campus buildings are a mix of architectural styles, reflecting the different periods in which the buildings and grounds were constructed and refurbished.
The UTS Tower on Broadway (Building 1) is an example of brutalist architecture with square and block concrete designs. In October 2006, the UTS Tower was voted the ugliest building in Sydney in a poll hosted by The Sydney Morning Herald, receiving 23% of the total vote.
At the Haymarket precinct, Building 5 combines a modern interior within the remaining exterior of the old markets building, while nearby, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (Building 8), designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry, is considered a contemporary architectural icon. Other notable buildings on campus include Building 10 on Jones St – the old Fairfax building – and its neighbours, the Faculty of Engineering and IT (Building 11) on Broadway and the new Faculty of Science Building (Building 7) overlooking Alumni Green. UTS Central, currently under construction on Broadway, is transforming the old Building 2 site into a student hub and new home for the Faculty of Law.
The UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry
UTS provides services through the Blake Library (City Campus) as well as an range of online services on the UTS Library website.
The university consists of 9 faculties and schools:
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- School of Business
- Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
- Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
- Graduate School of Health
- Faculty of Health
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation
The UTS Academic Board is the principal advisory body to the UTS Council on academic matters.
The Academic Board is concerned with policy development as it relates to the University's academic programs in education, scholarship and research, and community service. It refers to policy recommendations to Council and discusses matters referred to it by Council.
Academic Board plays a key role in the UTS community in providing a forum for the discussion and debate of the academic directions of the University as well as the quality of its academic programs. The Board consists of academic staff members as well as student members elected for a general period of 1–2 years.
- List of Chancellors
- 1989-99 - RN Johnson
- 1999-2005 - Sir Gerard Brennan
- 2005-2016 - Vicki Sara
- 2016-present - Catherine Livingstone
- List of Vice-Chancellors
- 1988-96 RD Guthrie
- 1996-2002 AJD Blake
- 2002-14 – RE Milbourne
- 2014-present – Attila Brungs
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UTS is ranked 9th in Australia and 160th internationally in the QS World University Rankings 2018–2019. UTS is ranked 9th in Australia and internationally in the 201st–250th bracket of universities by the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UTS is ranked 122nd (second in Australia) in the 2017 CWTS Leiden ranking. The university is ranked in the 301st–400th bracket in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
UTS ranked 1st in Australia and 15th globally in the 2017 Times Higher Education top 150 universities 150 Under 50 Rankings. Similarly, in the 2018 QS Top 50 Under 50 index of universities founded less than 50 years ago, UTS ranked 8th in the world and 1st in Australia.
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Activate UTS (formerly UTS Union) is the peak service provider at the University of Technology Sydney. It operates a range of on-campus student services, including food & beverage outlets, cultural activities, fitness and catering services as well as clubs and societies, student publications and Orientation Day. The City Campus is home to two licensed bars, 'The Underground' and 'The Loft'.
Activate UTS is governed by a board of thirteen directors consisting of seven students (elected by the student cohort in annual elections), two staff members (elected by the staff of the University), the CEO of Activate UTS, the Chair (appointed by the University Council), the Treasurer (appointed by the University Council) and one other director (appointed by the University Council, usually external to the University or a former student).
From the seven students elected, a President and a Vice-President is elected each year by the board. The Chair is responsible for the conduct of the board meetings.
UTS has its own community radio station on campus, 2SER FM. The studio is located on in building 18, known as the terraces, and broadcasts to the entire Sydney region. The station is jointly owned by UTS and Macquarie University, with a second studio at Macquarie University. UTS Journalism students help produce the station's news and current affairs programs including "The Wire" and "Razors Edge".
The UTS Students' Association is the representative student organisation at UTS. It publishes the student newspaper, Vertigo, runs the second hand bookshop, and advocates on behalf of students both individually and collectively.
UTS sports clubs include:
- The Sydney Cricket Club was formed in 2007 from a merger between the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust and the UTS Balmain Cricket Club
- UTS Gridiron Club competes in the Gridiron NSW league (American football)
- UTS Northern Suburbs Athletic Club
- UTS Australian Football Club or "The Bats"
The general sporting colours at UTS are green and black.
- David Astle - Australian author, columnist and cruciverbalist
- Shawn Atleo - former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in Canada
- Charlotte Best - Australian actress and model
- Judith Beveridge - Australian poet and academic
- Mervyn Bishop - Australian photographer
- Genevieve Clay-Smith - Australian filmmaker and inclusion advocate
- Brooke Corte - Australian journalist and television presenter
- Pat Cummins - Australian cricketer
- Nina Curtis - Australian athlete
- Anh Do - Vietnamese-born Australian actor, author, comedian
- Bryan Doyle - Australian politician
- Anna Funder - Australian writer
- Nikki Gemmell - Australian writer
- Ross Gittins - economist
- Todd Greenberg - Australian businessman and sports administrator
- Kate Grenville - Australian author
- Sekai Holland - Zimbabwean senator
- Morris Iemma - Australian politician
- Hugh Jackman - Australian actor, singer and producer
- Katie Kelly - Australian paratriathlete
- Sonia Kruger - television presenter
- Joel Labi - news anchor and producer
- Sophie Lee - Australian actor and author
- Ido Leffler - Israeli-Australian entrepreneur
- Kim McKay - Australian entrepreneur and environmentalist
- James Millar - Australian actor
- David Murray - Australian businessman
- Zoe Naylor - Australian actress
- Tanya Plibersek - Australian politician
- Chris Plummer - New Zealand film editor
- Roger Price - Australian politician
- Anthony Roberts - New South Wales politician
- John Robertson - Australian politician
- Penelope Seidler - Australian architect
- Lily Serna - Australian mathematician and television presenter
- Rachel Ward - Australian actress
- Emma Watkins - Australian actress and entertainer
- Rosetta Martiniello-Wilks, cancer researcher
- List of universities in Australia
- Kenvale College of Tourism & Hospitality Management, an institution with an articulation agreement with the University of Technology Sydney
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