The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a university in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The university was founded in its current form in 1981, although its origins trace back to the 1870s. UTS is notable for its central location as the only university with its main campuses within the Sydney CBD. It is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities and has the fifth largest enrolment in Sydney. UTS has been ranked 234th in the World's Top 500 universities by the Times HES (2008) and was one of two Australian Universities given A1 ratings across all major disciplines in 2007 and 2008 by the Federal Government Education department. 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.
Warming waters endanger fish health
New evidence is emerging that climate change could join overfishing as a major threat to the world's seafood supplies.
Rock theft destroying snake habitat
One of the oldest and most spectacular animals found in the Sydney basin has become a casualty of the city's love for bush gardens.
A super cool roof solution to being hot in the city
Sydney materials scientists are claiming a breakthrough in cool roof technology with a surface they've developed that will stay cooler than the ambient air temperature, even under the mid-summer Australian sun.
Research to aid Californian drought response
The worsening drought in California has prompted US agencies to turn to Australian researchers to identify the most effective strategies Australian utilities and agencies used to survive the Millennium Drought.
Study backs seaweed's carbon capturing potential
There are great hopes for the potential of coastal plants and seaweeds to store carbon and help counter the effects of climate change and a new study is backing that potential.
Getting the measure of matter
Peter Rohde and his collaborators develop big ideas – and a measure of corny humour – using photons, the smallest possible units of light. (Did you hear about the photon that walked into a hotel and the clerk asked for ...
App makes virtual clothes fitting faster
The dress doesn't fit; the colour clashes; the neckline is most unflattering. They're all things it's best to work out before you buy, but too often don't. However, a new generation of virtual shopping could consign such ...
Data may be king, but new research by the Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems means we may soon see a coup. UTS's team of computer scientists are leading the development of a new pattern of programming ...
Researchers urge protection for reefs in turbid environments
When you think about coral, invariably your first thoughts are of pristine waters and a colourful reef, buzzing with marine activity. But did you know there is coral right here in Sydney Harbour? And in fact, these corals ...
Turning numbers into pictures
Predictably, the cave is dark. Red lights glow overhead, scattering a faint, rosy lustre across the floor.