University of Technology Sydney (UTS), located in downtown Sydney, the capital city of New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the best universities in Australia, as well as one of the biggest comprehensive public universities in Australia, mainly based on commerce, law, education, science and technology. It stays at the top in various rankings of Australia universities.
It has the world’s top Business School and Law School. Finance and Accounting in the Business school ranks 49 in QS2016 World University Rankings, while Law School also ranks 49 in that.
UTS is hailed as one of the most respected universities in Australia. The secret to its success lies in the unique curriculum meeting the requirement of application and research, in which theories and professional skills are combine scientifically and practically. Meanwhile, by close contact with industry and business leaders, practical and advanced courses are retained, so as to ensure that students learn the most practical knowledge, and benefit the graduates of UTS to be more competitive in the workplace. In 2008 UTS was given the title of the Government's 2008Learning andTeaching Performance. And according to the students learning feedback and outcome, it was included in BandA1in all four discipline groups. In this year, an average of 87% of UTS graduates could find full-time jobs, with graduate employment rates reaching 85%, and graduate employment rates as high as 89%. UTS Business School has gained AACSB authentication. In the same year, the employment rate of Business graduates reached 86%.
Features of UTS
UTS is a mature and modern university, in which there are various research organizations of all sizes, with many researchers frequently and actively engaged in a variety of research activities, which is an indication of a stronger research ability and a promotion of the development of local and national economy, science and technology. It has been committed to promoting reform through practical innovation and to finding practical solutions to current international and domestic problems. The university’s Strategic Investment Areas (SIAS) reflects that the strategic direction of its research is fully in line with the national and international needs and interests. SIAS is formulated according to the widely recognized research ability, its research areas covering not only traditional areas of physics, biology and engineering, but also the rapid developed areas of design, nanotechnology and sustainability. The university’s SIAS and research ability are based on the large number of research institutions and centers. These research institutions and centers have close cooperation with people in industry, government and academia. These teams and their networks are critical not only to the status of a research university, but also to the direction of teaching.
There are two campus libraries in UTS, “the Blake Library” (City Campus) and “the George Muir Library”(Kuring-gai Campus). The libraries have a large collection of books, periodicals, dissertations and other information resources, providing convenient information services for teachers and students in teaching and research. The library consists of two parts of print materials and electronic resources. There are more than 740,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual materials in the two campus libraries, and 25,000 electronic journals and 35,000 electronic books as well. Library catalog information and database resources are open to teachers and students 24 hours a day. They can log on to the library website anytime and anywhere around the world to find the documents they need and to check the full text of electronic resources directly. For the resources they need which are not kept in the library, they can submit applications for booking from the internet.