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.
Wind energy transforms Australian township
Denmark isn't the sunniest place on the continent. The Australian continent, that is.
Passion for the natural world clears the waters
A toxic legacy has hung over the picturesque northern NSW coastal hamlet of Urunga for almost 40 years. Although now obscured by dense vegetation, the forest of dead melaleuca trees at the edge of a wetland ...
Researchers uncover chemistry behind ancient Indigenous art
UTS researchers are working with archaeologists, anthropologists and the Northern Territory's Jawoyn community to chemically analyse ancient rock art and uncover its secrets.
No-take marine reserves a no-win for seahorses
A UTS study on how seahorses are faring in no-take marine protected areas (MPAs) in NSW has revealed that where finishing is prohibited, seahorses aren't doing as well.
Girls got game
Debi Taylor has worked in everything from construction development to IT, and is well and truly socialised into male-dominated workplaces. So when she found herself the only female in her game development ...
Scientist exposes new world of forensic analysis
Over the past 20 years DNA evidence has become the foundation upon which forensic investigation is built. The identification of traces of blood, saliva and other bodily fluids places a suspect directly at ...
Kangaroo research program confirms rare albino wallaroos on Mount Panorama
A UTS scoping survey for its Bathurst kangaroo research program has identified rare albino wallaroos in the Mount Panorama precinct – site of the internationally iconic car racing circuit.
Workplace age discrimination starts as early as 45
When Barbara (real name has been withheld for privacy reasons) took voluntary redundancy from a large telecommunications group in 2001 she was confident of finding work in her chosen field. At 51, she had an impressive CV ...
Murders deflate local house prices
When Ellen Lin and Derek Kwok discovered a vicious murder had been committed in the North Ryde house they were about to buy, they did not want to go through with the deal.
Good design not an optional extra
Car parks can be frustrating places at the best of times. But for Sophie Marmont, whose hand strength and dexterity are affected by cerebral palsy, a badly designed car park can pose a real problem for daily ...
New research sheds light on the genetic secrets of deadly algae
(Phys.org) —University of Technology, Sydney research into the genetic makeup of often harmful algae is increasing our understanding of how marine biotoxins can damage global seafood industries and human ...
Research makes desalination cheaper and greener
A new cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly method of desalination that could use up to 80 per cent less energy has been developed by a team of Sydney researchers.
Making wealth from waste
We have killed for it, enslaved others to mine for it, and even built a world currency based on it. Gold. Homer described it as the glory of the immortals. The Incas simply called it the tears of the sun.
Designing manufacturing firms to be more competitive
The manufacturing sector in Australia has been challenged by factors such as the strong Australian dollar but the co-author of a federal government-commissioned report, released today, says that taking a ...
Precipitating urine into dry fertiliser
The next time you 'take a leak', consider the valuable resources you're flushing away.