We’ll catalyse and guide this mindset by continuing to be a thought leader in this space. We’ll fundamentally shift our own operational model to support learning and professional skills development for individuals throughout their whole career and lives, be they alumni or new to UTS.
We’ll build upon our excellence in learning and teaching, research with impact and close links to industry, ensuring that we do more than simply prepare people to successfully enter the workforce.
Since our inception, an integral building block of our success has been our outward, global focus and ability to partner with industry – this is part of our DNA. Our campus has no walls; it is deliberately designed to be porous and support connections, knowledge exchange and collaboration. This embodies our approach to engagement, permeates our teaching and research and drives our focus on transdisciplinarity.
The UTS learning experience will enhance individuals and their professional skills, while directly shaping and benefiting society and communities. We must view the whole workforce as our prospective students. We’ll need to test our assumptions and reimagine our operating frameworks to support this new approach to education.
We’ll focus on relevant and timely learning, equipping students with creative problem-solving and design-thinking skills. We’ll encourage students to be adaptive, flexible and resilient throughout their lives. Our approach means our students will always be able to access informed critical thinking, the latest in research, learning and technology, and apply transdisciplinary thinking.
We’ll achieve this transformation to a lifetime of learning by focusing on five major elements that will be ‘uniquely UTS’: