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Teaching and research integration

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences specialises in communication, education and international studies with a strong practice-based orientation and a focus on technology, creativity and internationalism.

Core to these diverse disciplines is a commitment to fostering original thinking — instilling our graduates with the ability to structure and develop cohesive arguments and think critically and independently. As a result our teaching practices, and those of our education graduations, are directly shaped and influenced by the research being undertaken at UTS.

By focusing on research and teaching integration, we expose our students to current issues impacting Australia and beyond, instil inquisitiveness and inspire an interest in lifelong learning. Alongside this, our research engages with industry and community to deliver real impact and benefit.


At UTS, we have six research theme areas, spanning communication and intelligent systems, creative industries and civil societies to future services, industry and productivity. Disciplines within arts and social sciences cut across each of these areas.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has leading research in areas including: Education, STEM, Politics and Sociology, Creative Arts and Writing, Language, Communication and Culture, and History. The research activitiy is primarily located within each of the three schools:

Research centres

The following centres are recognised leaders in their areas. These are contemporary research priorities that impact on everyday life.

FASS research focus