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University of Technology Sydney

Motto: Think. Change. Do.
Established 1988
Type: Public
Chancellor: Professor Vicki Sara
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Ross Milbourne
Staff: 2,576 (2006)
Undergraduates: 21,371 (2006)
Postgraduates: 11,337 (2006)
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
( 33°53′1″S, 151°12′3″E)
Campus: Urban
Affiliations: Australian Technology Network, Association of Commonwealth Universities, ASAIHL
Website: www.uts.edu.au
The UTS tower on Broadway
The UTS tower on Broadway
UTS tower
UTS tower

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), is a university in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities, and is the third largest university in Sydney in terms of enrollment numbers. Founded in its current form in 1988, it is also the only university with its main campuses within the Sydney CBD. UTS has been ranked in the World's Top 100 universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement and was given A1 ratings across all major disciplines in 2007 by the Federal Government Education department. The Business faculty has prestigious AACSB accreditation. Image File history File links Uts_logo. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... This article is about work. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The Australian Technology Network (ATN) is an alliance of five Australian universities of technology. ... The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries. ... The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning or ASAIHL is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening themselves through a mutual self help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Download high resolution version (768x1024, 127 KB)UTS in Sydney. ... Download high resolution version (768x1024, 127 KB)UTS in Sydney. ... Broadway is both an urban locality and a road within the suburb of Ultimo, in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 2560 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 2560 pixels, file size: 1. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... The Australian Technology Network (ATN) is an alliance of five Australian universities of technology. ... A view of the Sydney CBD from Farm Cove Map of the CBD The central business district (CBD) of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, Australia, extends southwards for about 2 km from Sydney Cove, the point of first European settlement. ... The Times Higher Education Supplement, known as The Times Higher for short, is a newspaper based in London, United Kingdom, that reports specifically on issues related to education. ... The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - is the USA based body which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of Scotts site can be found at Degree programmes delivered by Management Schools. ...

Contents

History

The present day University of Technology originates from the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (the oldest Mechanics' Institute in Australia). In the 1870s the SMSA formed the Workingman's College which was later taken over by the NSW government to form, in 1878, the Sydney Technical College. In 1969, part of the Sydney Technical College became the New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT). It was officially unveiled by Neville Wran. Neville Kenneth Wran AC QC (born October 11, 1926) was the Premier of New South Wales from 1976 until 1986. ...


It was reconstituted as the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), in 1988 under an Act of NSW State Parliament. In 1990 it absorbed the Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education and the Institute of Technical and Adult Teacher Education of the Sydney College of Advanced Education, under the terms of the Higher Education (Amalgamation) Act 1989.


Although its antecedent institutions go back as far as 1893, they took new shapes from the 1960s, creating a new University focused on practice-oriented education with strong links to industry, the professions and the community, and with a growing research reputation and a strong commitment to internationalisation.[1]


UTS has had three phases in its history. In the first phase, effort was concentrated on embedding an amalgamation of institutions which were culturally and structurally different. This strengthened the research culture and established a more consistent approach to teaching and learning.[1]


The second phase, beginning in the mid 1990s, saw a strong focus on international student recruitment, combined with an expansion of professional post-graduate programs for domestic students. Greater emphasis on both research and flexible learning also became priorities during this period.[1]


The third phase began in 2000 with a 10 year strategic vision. This involved concentrating research funding into four major research institutes, upgrading physical infrastructure at the city campus, enhancing teaching and learning, and continuing entrepreneurial activity.[1]


Timeline

  • 1893 - Sydney Technical College established - the precursor of the NSWIT.
  • 1940 - NSW Parliament passes Act to establish an Institute of Technology, World War II intervenes.
  • 1945 - Technical College Annexe of Sydney Teacher' College was established in the late 1940's - ITATE developed from this Annexe.
  • 1946 - Lectures commenced at Balmain Teachers College with an enrolment of 210 students.
  • 1964 - Establishment of New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT).
  • 1965 - NSWIT enrols first students into Science and Architecture; SE Barratt appointed Chairman of the Interim Council and the first Council.
  • 1967 - NSW Institute of Business Studies established and teaching commences at the Brickfield Hill Campus, George Street, Sydney. Professional recognition of NSWIT engineering courses.
  • 1968 - Amalgamation of the NSW Institute of Business Studies and the NSW Institute of Technology.
  • 1971 - William Balmain Teachers' College moves to Lindfield site (Kuring-gai Campus) NSWIT incorporated and Faculty organisational structure set up.
  • 1973 - William Balmain College declared a College of Advanced Education.
  • 1974 - William Balmain CAE renamed Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education (KCAE). NSWIT commences post graduate courses; occupation of Tower on Broadway begins.
  • 1976 - NSWIT establishes the first Law School in NSW outside the then university sector.
  • 1981 - Sydney CAE incorporated - ITATE was one of five semi-autonomous teaching institutes.
  • 1984 - NSWIT Brickfield Hill Campus relinquished in December after eighteen years - Faculties of Business and Law and the Library move to the Haymarket Campus.
  • 1985 - The new Haymarket Campus officially opened, the building shared between NSWIT and ITATE.
  • 1987 - Announcement on 8 October of the granting of university status to NSWIT, which was followed by the passing of the University of Technology, Sydney, Act 1987 and the appointment of Professor RD Guthrie as Vice-Chancellor.
  • 1988 - The School of Design of the former Sydney College of the Arts was incorporated into NSWIT on 25 January and on 26 January NSWIT became the University of Technology, Sydney, known as UTS.
  • 1989 - University of Technology, Sydney, Act 1989 No 69 assented to 23 May, forming the new UTS in combination with KCAE and ITATE from Sydney CAE.
  • 1990 - New UTS established from 1 January; inaugural meeting of Council on 15 November.
  • 1991 - Academic Structure of nine Faculties and 25 schools established - Faculties being Business; Design, Architecture and Building; Education; Law and Legal Practice; Mathematical and Computing Sciences; Nursing; Science; Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • 1999 - Sir Gerard Brennan QC installed as Chancellor. [2]

Sir Gerard Brennan, was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, on 22 May 1928. ...

Faculties

The University has faculties of:

  • Business
  • Design, Architecture and Building
  • Education
  • Engineering & Information Technology
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Studies
  • Law
  • Nursing, Midwifery and Health
  • Science

Insearch

Insearch is the learning pathways provider for UTS. Insearch offers English language courses to prepare international students for entry to UTS bachelor's degrees and post-graduate study. Insearch provides courses that lead to university degrees in the area of Business, IT, Engineering, Science, Nursing, Communication, Design and Architecture.


Current standing

In keeping with its former nature as a Technical Institute and its current name, UTS designs its courses to contain a high level of practical technical knowledge as opposed to pure theory, and maintains close links with industries in order to do this. Its faculty structure also reflects this emphasis on technical knowledge; for example, its Law faculty contains a Practical Legal Training course, its Humanities degrees are heavily geared towards journalism and media productions and its IT and Engineering degrees offer one year of industrial training.


The UTS faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is widely known for its practical media/ communications degrees, along with its thorough focus on critical theory. UTS is also host to the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ). Graduates from this faculty serve as a feeder to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation conveniently located just across the road, and the Fairfax Group of newspapers. Both the Markets and Broadway campuses are located a few minutes walk from Central station. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... John Fairfax Holdings Limited (ABN 15 008 663 161) is an Australian Public Company operating in the media industry, working predominantly with newspapers. ... Central Railway Station (also known as Sydney Terminal) is the largest railway station in Australia. ...


The current Chancellor of UTS is Professor Vicki Sara. The position used to be filled by Sir Gerard Brennan, a former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. The current Vice Chancellor of UTS is Professor Ross Milbourne. Sir Gerard Brennan, was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, on 22 May 1928. ... High Court entrance The High Court of Australia is the final court of appeal in Australia, the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy. ...


Reputation and Achievements

  • Each year UTS attracts the highest number of first preference applications for Creative Arts courses in the state.[4] These courses include the Bachelor of Design courses offered by the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building and the Bachelor of Arts (Communications) courses offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • In December 2006, UTS Faculty of Business has earned accreditation from AACSB International. There are only 5 institutions that have received this accreditation in Australia, and just 540 worldwide (less than 10 per cent of the world's business schools). This comes on the back of being ranked in the top six business/economics faculties for the DEST Learning and Teaching Performance Fund (2007).[5]
  • In October 2007 UTS received the equal highest allocation of the "learning and teaching performance fund" alongside the University of Wollongong. The university received an A1 rating for all four discipline groupings (science, business, humanities and health).[6]
  • UTS has earned an EOWA (Employer of Choice for Women) citation every year since it was launched in 2001, and has been rated as a best practice organisation by EOWA for the past ten years.[7]

The Times Higher Education Supplement, known as The Times Higher for short, is a newspaper based in London, United Kingdom, that reports specifically on issues related to education. ... The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - is the USA based body which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of Scotts site can be found at Degree programmes delivered by Management Schools. ... The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) is an Australian government agency. ...

Campuses

Campus Address Location Map
Haymarket Corner of Quay Street and Ultimo Road City Map
Broadway Broadway City Map
Kuring-gai Eton Road Linfield Map
St. Leonards Reserve Road Artarmon Map

Campus architecture

UTS Building 10, formerly known as the Fairfax Building
UTS Building 10, formerly known as the Fairfax Building
UTS Fairfax building
UTS Fairfax building

The University of Technology, Sydney is a unique mix of architectural styles reflecting the different periods in which the buildings and grounds were constructed and renovated. The famous 'Tower' building is an example of brutalist architecture with square and block concrete designs. The Haymarket campus (building 5) is a mix of Colonial and Modern and the recently completed buildings 4 and 6 are designed with high-tech architecture. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 2560 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 2560 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Utsit. ... Image File history File links Utsit. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... An architecture style developed in the 1970s, High Tech Architecture got its name from High Tech: The Industrial Style and Source Book for The Home, a book published in 1978 by Joan Kron and Suzanne Slesin. ...


In October 2006, the university's tower building was voted by 23% of the total vote in a poll hosted by Sydney Morning Herald as ugliest building in Sydney.[8] ...


The University recently acquired the former Sydney Institute of Technology building that stands opposite to Building 10 (on Jones St) and adjacent to Building 2. This building has been named Building 7. TAFE New South Wales Sydney Institute[1] (formerly The Sydney Institute of Technology) is the institute of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges serving the inner Sydney area. ...


Libraries

The university provides two campus libraries: The Blake Library (City campus) and the George Muir Library (Kuring-Gai Campus). The Blake library is currently a 5 floor facility. Levels 4 and 5 are in the process of being re-furbished to create more learning spaces and room to house collections. The new library will be 'greener' as well with significant savings in energy usage.[9] Visual tours of both the Blake Library and the George Muir Library can be seen at the following link: Visual tour


Housing

The University offers modern, self-catering accommodation in four buildings named Gumal Ngurang, Geegal, Bulga Ngurra, and Blackfriars. Gumal Ngurang is the largest complex and is located on Broadway virtually next door to Bulga Ngurra.


Student life

The UTS Union[10] is the organisation which runs a range of on-campus student services, including food & beverage outlets, cultural activities, student social events, and is responsible for overseeing UTS clubs & societies, sports clubs and other recreational activities. The UTS gym has recently been renovated. The City Campus is home to two licensed bars, 'The Glasshouse" and "The Loft". There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


UTS has its own community radio station on campus, 2SER FM. The studio is located on level 26 of the UTS Tower 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". 2SER (Sydney Educational Radio) is a community radio station in Sydney, Australia, broadcasting on the frequency 107. ... Macquarie University is an Australian university located in Sydney. ...


Students are represented by the UTS Students' Association The University of Technology, Sydney, Students Association is the representative body for students at the University of Technology, Sydney. ...


Alumni

  • Rob Adams, GM of Funds Management, Challenger Financial Services; Faculty of Business - Bachelor of Business
  • Michael Cook, CEO of Macquarie Capital Alliance Group - part of Macquarie Bank; NSWIT - Bachelor of business studies (accounting)
  • Anh Do, Bachelor of Business/Law (1999)
  • Andrew Ferguson, General Secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU); Faculty of Law - Diploma in Industrial Law
  • Anna Funder, author of Stasiland; Faculty of Humanities - Master's degree in creative writing
  • Ross Gittins, economics editor at the Sydney Morning Herald; NSWIT - Bachelor of Business Studies
  • Morris Iemma, Premier of New South Wales; Faculty of Law - Master's degree in law
  • Hugh Jackman, actor; Faculty of Humanities - Bachelor's degree in communications (journalism)
  • Hon. Justice Tricia Kavanagh, NSW Industrial Relations Commissioner; Faculty of Law - Bachelor's degree in law (1981), Doctor of Philosophy in law (1998)
  • Sophie Lee, actress; Faculty of Humanities - Graduate certificate in writing
  • Garry Lowrey, Chairman and Managing Director, Wilson HTM Ltd; Faculty of Business - Bachelor of Business
  • David Murray, former CEO of the Commonwealth Bank; Faculty of Business - Bachelor's degree in business (accounting)
  • Tim Palmer, award-winning ABC journalist; Faculty of Humanities - Bachelor's degree in communications 1991
  • Tanya Plibersek, politician; Faculty of Humanities - Bachelor's degree
  • Guy Templeton, CEO of Minter Ellison Lawyers; Faculty of Business - Masters in Business Administration
  • Debra Thomas, Chief Nursing Officer, NSW Department of Health; Graduate's certificate in bioethics
  • Karen Tso, Financial reporter; Nine Network Australia.
  • Julia Wilson, rower; Faculty of Business - Bachelor's degree
UTS Haymarket Campus
UTS Haymarket Campus

Challenger Financial Services (ASX: CGF) is an Australian financial services company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. ... Macquarie Bank Limited is an Australian merchant bank and financial services group, providing a broad range of products and services to investors, corporations and government. ... Promotional poster for Footy Legends, depicting Anh Do in the centre Anh Do is a Vietnamese Australian actor and stand-up comedian. ... The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is Australias main trade union in construction, forestry and forest products, mining and energy production. ... Anna Funder (born 1966) is an Australian writer who grew up in Melbourne. ... Stasiland by Anna Funder is a book about heroic people who resisted the East German regime, and others who worked for its secret police, the Stasi. ... Ross Gittins is an Australian political and economic journalist and author. ... ... Morris Iemma (pronounced Yemma), born 21 July 1961, is an Australian politician and the Premier of New South Wales. ... Before the 1890s, there was no formal party system in New South Wales. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968 in Pymble, New South Wales) is an Australian film, television and stage actor. ... Sophie Lee (born on August 7, 1968 in Newcastle, New South Wales), an Australian film and television actress, is known for the TV show Whats Up Doc, an Australian show about Bugs Bunny cartoons shown on Channel 9 in the early 1990s. ... David Murray (born 1949) is an Australian businessman who was the Chief Operating Officer of the Commonwealth Bank for 13 years until his resignation in 2005. ... The ABC or Australian Broadcasting Corporation is the national, Australia. ... Tanya Plibersek Tanya Joan Plibersek (born 2 December 1969), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1998, representing the Division of Sydney, New South Wales. ... Minter Ellison is one of the largest full-service law firms in the Asia Pacific region and the 22nd largest law firm in the world by number of lawyers. ... Karen Tso is an Australian television journalist. ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... Julia Wilson is a rower from Australia, who has won Rowing World Championships gold medals in the Eight and Four for her native country in 2001 and she picked up a silver medal in the Eight at the 2002 World Championship. ... Image File history File links UTS_Haymarket_Campus. ... Image File history File links UTS_Haymarket_Campus. ...

Staff

  • Professor Anne Bamford, the World's leading expert on arts education was at UTS before moving to London

Eva Cox, Faculty of Humanities

  • Ross Jones, ex-Faculty of Business, now Commonwealth Treasury
  • Antony Kidman, Faculty of Science, father of actress Nicole Kidman
  • Theo Van Leeuwen, Faculty of Humanities

Nicole Mary Kidman (born June 20, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning Australian [1] actress. ... Theo Van Leeuwen is the dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. ...

Sports Clubs

  • UTS has a famous rowing club located at Haberfield. The UTS Rowing club produced all four crew members of the coxless fours at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Julia Wilson, Monique Heinke and Victoria Roberts who were members of the team involved in the Sally Robbins controversy in 2004.
  • UTS Gridiron competes in the Gridiron NSW league (American football).
  • The UTS Bats compete in the Sydney AFL. Formed in 1999, [11] they won the A and B grade premierships in 2006.
  • The UTS Hockey club is one of the biggest sporting clubs at UTS, playing in the top grades of men and women's hockey in NSW.
  • The UTS Volleyball Club is the largest university volleyball club in NSW. Both the Men's and Women's teams compete in the state's premier league - the Sydney League.[12]

Haberfield is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Julia Wilson is a rower from Australia, who has won Rowing World Championships gold medals in the Eight and Four for her native country in 2001 and she picked up a silver medal in the Eight at the 2002 World Championship. ... Sally Robbins (born July 15, 1981) is an Australian rower, who was a member of Australias 2004 Summer Olympics Womens Eight Rowing crew. ... Sydney Cricket Club play in the world renowned Sydney Grade Cricket Competition. ... The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) (, ) is a cricket stadium in Sydney. ... The UTS Balmain Cricket Club play in the world renowned Sydney Grade Cricket Competition. ... Sydney Grade Cricket is a cricket competition played in Sydney, Australia. ... UTS Gridiron is a sporting club competing in the NSW Gridiron Football League in both Division One and Colts Divisions. ... Gridiron NSW (formerly NSW Gridiron Football League, abbreviated NSWGFL, until 2007) is the governing body for gridiron (American football) in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Two ruckmen contest the bounce in a Sydney AFL game between the East Coast Eagles AFC and Campbelltown Kangaroos AFC The Sydney AFL is an Australian rules football League, based in metropolitan Sydney, Australia. ... Fencing at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the Fencing Hall at the Helliniko Olympic Complex. ... UTS Northern Suburbs Athletic Club is an athletics club based in Sydney, NSW. It was formed in 1994 as a merger between The Northern Suburbs Amateur Athletic Club and The University of Technology, Sydney. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d UTS History. UTS official website.
  2. ^ Timeline
  3. ^ Top 200 Uinversities World University Rankings
  4. ^ Student Applications
  5. ^ AACSB accreditation
  6. ^ Learning and teaching performance fund
  7. ^ UTS recognised as an employer of choice for women
  8. ^ Tower Building SMH article
  9. ^ The Blake Library Building project
  10. ^ UTS Union Homepage
  11. ^ UTS Union Ltd
  12. ^ utsunion volleyball

External links

  • Official UTS site
  • UTS Union
  • UTS Design Graduate Exhibition
  • INSEARCH UTS
  • 2SER FM
  • UTS Housing
  • Exchange Partner Universities

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