UTS: Top-ranked young university in Australia*
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.
Professor Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor and President
* Times Higher Education WUR Top 200 under 50 Rankings 2016–2017 and QS Top 50 Under 50 2018–2019
The most prestigious international rankings agencies have ranked and rated UTS highly in recent years. Here are some of our recent achievements:
- Highest performing university in Australia under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018), (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019)
- Ranked in the Top 200 universities globally (QS World University Rankings 2019), (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019)
- Clarivate Analytics has named seven UTS academics on their list of Highly Cited Researchers 2018, and one of them in two categories (UTS Highly Cited Researchers 2018)
- Ranked 64th in world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019)
- Winner, Hybrid Learning Award (QS Reimagine Education Awards 2015)
- 10th highest performing university in the world under 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019)
- 5 stars for excellence across 7 categories (QS Stars Rating 2018–2021)
Fuller details of our recent rankings and ratings performance are given below.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
UTS is ranked 196 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 is 9th in Australia in the THE World University Rankings top 800.
UTS ranked 1st in Australia and 15th globally in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018 global rankings, a comprehensive system designed for universities under 50 years old with indicators linked to industry innovation as well as academic excellence.
Times Higher Education WUR – Young Universities Rankings (2013–2018)
|THE Subject Rankings (Broad Subjects)||2019|
|Engineering & Technology||101-125|
|Business & Economics||126-150|
|Arts & Humanities||201-250|
|Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health||301-400|
Note: UTS did not rank in years prior to 2018
UTS has been awarded a significant five stars result for excellence in seven out of eight categories of higher education by QS™ for 2018–2021.
- Teaching: 4 Stars
- Research: 5 Stars
- Internationalisation: 5 Stars
- Employability of our graduates: 5 Stars
- Innovation: 5 Stars
- Inclusiveness: 5 Stars
- Facilities: 5 Stars
- Specialist: Five stars achieved in the academic discipline of Nursing
UTS Business School has been awarded a significant five stars result for excellence in seven out of nine categories of higher education by the QS Initiative — QS Stars Business Schools — a rating system for university business schools.
QS World University Rankings
UTS ranked 9th in Australia at 160 (up from 176) in the QS World University Rankings 2019. UTS also ranked 10th 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
|University of Technology Sydney||218||193||176||160|
UTS ranked 64th (up from 69) in the world and 6th in Australia in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019. The highest indicator being for UTS' graduate employment rate with the latest figures showing that 78 percent of Australian-resident undergraduates are in employment within four months of graduating.
QS Graduate Employability Rankings
|Institutional Ranking: UTS||69||64|
UTS was among the world’s top institutions in 22 of 48 subjects including nursing, art and design, sports, law, accounting and finance, business, communication, computer science, education, architecture, civil engineering, economics, electrical engineering, environmental sciences and statistics.
Subject Fields in the Top 150
|Art & Design||31||29||28|
|Accounting & Finance||49||51-100||51-100|
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 Rankings. The rankings in the table below are the published rankings issued by ARWU. UTS has recalculated its scores to determine the changes in rankings year on year and are noted below.
|Academic Ranking of World Universities|
|Institutional Ranking: UTS||301-400||301-400||301-400||301-400|
|Broad Subject Fields|
|Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences||101-150||76-100||TBA|
|Hospitality and Tourism Management||-||-||51-75|
CWTS Leiden Rankings
The CWTS Leiden Ranking measures the impact of research publications and collaborations of universities around the world, and is based on Web of Science indexed publications. In 2018, UTS ranked first in Australia for the proportion of our research appearing in leading science journals. Fourteen per cent of UTS papers have appeared in the top ten per cent of science journals world-wide, placing us ahead of the 2017 leader, the Australian National University.
|Biomedical & Health Sciences||144||172||148||198|
|Life & Earth Sciences||150||233||190||72|
|Mathematics & Computer Science||12||12||6||2|
|Physical Sciences & Engineering||414||285||137||154|
|Social Sciences & Humanities||219||246||298||363|
* For the proportion of publications with top 10% citations
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.
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.