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UTS: Top-ranked young university in Australia*

Professor Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor and President:

“At UTS we are proud to be rated the top young university in Australia and within the top 200 universities globally. It is an outstanding achievement for such a young University. It’s thanks to the hard work of our staff, quality of our students, impact of our alumni and commitment of our partners that we have risen so rapidly in all the major rankings in recent years.

“We will keep innovating and improving the quality of education and educational experience we offer and improving the quality and impact of our research — increasing the benefits we deliver for society. We are well on our way towards our vision of becoming a world-leading university of technology.”

* Times Higher Education WUR Top 150 under 50 Rankings 2016–2017 and QS Top 50 Under 50 2017–2018

The most prestigious international rankings agencies have ranked and rated UTS highly in recent years. Here are some of our recent achievements:

Fuller details of our recent rankings and ratings performance are given below.

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We're number 1

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

UTS is ranked in the top 250 universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which judges world class universities across all of their core missions — teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. UTS in 9th position in Australia and is also the youngest of the 31 Australian universities included in the THE World University Rankings top 800 rankings.

UTS ranked 1st in Australia and 15th globally in the Times Higher Education top 150 universities under 50 years of age global rankings, a comprehensive system designed for young universities with indicators linked to industry innovation as well as academic excellence.

Times Higher Education WUR — Top 150 under 50 (2013–2017)

 20132014201520162017
International8347212115
Rankings change53626-6
Australia10th5th1st1st1st
Rankings change254--

Reference: Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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QS Stars

QS Stars 2017

UTS has been awarded a significant five stars result for excellence in eight out of eight categories of higher education by QS™ for 2015–2017.

  • Teaching: 5 Stars
  • Research: 5 Stars
  • Internationalisation: 5 Stars
  • Employability of our graduates: 5 Stars
  • Innovation: 5 Stars
  • Access: 5 Stars
  • Facilities: 5 Stars

UTS Business School has been assessed under the latest QS Initiative — QS Stars Business Schools — a rating system for university business schools.

In 2014, UTS Business School was awarded 5 Stars overall, achieving 5-star ratings in Employability, Engagement, Internationalisation and Diversity, and Facilities.

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QS World University Rankings

UTS ranked 9th in Australia at 176 (up from 193) in the QS World University Rankings 2017–2018. UTS also ranked 8th in the world and 1st in Australia in the QS Top 50 under 50 in the QS GLOBAL index of newer universities — those less than 50 years old. The rankings are based on research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.

QS World University Rankings 2017/2018

 201520162017
University of Technology Sydney218193176
Rankings Change462517

UTS was among the world’s top institutions in 22 of 42 subjects including nursing, art and design, sports-related subjects, law, computer Science and information systems, accounting and finance, business and management studies, communication and media studies and economics and econometrics.

Subject Fields in the Top 100 Universities

 201520162017
Nursing-204
Art & Design51-1003129
Sports-related Subjects--41
Law101-1504143
Computer Science & Information Systems101-15051-10051–100
Accounting & Finance51–1004951–100
Business & Mangement Studies51–10051–10051–100
Communications & Media Studies4451–10051-100
Economics & Econometrics101-15051-10051-100

The UTS Business School has been ranked 7th in the Asia/Pacific region and 3rd in Australia in the Top Tier Employability section of the 2017 QS Global 250 Business Schools Ranking.

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Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

UTS has ranked in the top 400 world universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) conducted by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, since 2011.

 2013201420152016
Academic Ranking of World Universities    
Institutional Ranking: UTS428384387364
Rankings Change3344-323
Broad Subject Fields    
Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences-151–200101–15076-100
Subject Fields    
Computer Science151–200101–150101–150-
Economics / Business151–200151–200151–200-

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Reimagine Education Award

UTS has been recognised as a world leader in innovative teaching and learning practices, winning the Hybrid Learning Innovation category of the 2015 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards in Philadelphia.

UTS was nominated for its learning.futures initiative, a several-year-long program aligning future-focused curriculum with informed technology use, designed in tandem with a $1 billion transformation of the UTS City campus.

The award, for the most innovative blended pedagogy to enhance student learning, was accepted by the UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) Professor Shirley Alexander, one of the architects of learning.futures. learning.futures builds on the UTS model of practice-oriented, research inspired learning, integrating the best of online and face-to-face experiences.

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ERA — Excellence in Research for Australia

The Australian Government benchmarked 94 per cent of UTS research in the broad fields of research at world standard or above in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. The results demonstrate an increase in the quality of research at UTS, with 67 per cent of our research classified as ‘above world standard’ (ERA ranking 4) or ‘well above world standard’ (ERA ranking 5), which is up from 28 per cent in the last ERA assessment in 2012.

UTS has also increased the number of areas classified as ‘well above world standard’ — the highest assessment — including: chemical sciences, environmental sciences, agricultural, veterinary sciences and economics, statistics, macromolecular and materials chemistry, physical chemistry, genetics, biomedical engineering, human movement and sports science and nursing.

This is the third ERA, conducted by the Australian Research Council to provide an assessment of research excellence within the Australian university sector. The data informs the government’s strategic research investment decision-making process.

The ERA 2015 National Report is available via the ARC website. For more information about UTS’s world-class research, visit the UTS Research website.

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