The UTS Internationalisation Strategy outlines the University's internationalisation objectives, and practical initiatives to meet those objectives. It ensures inter-cultural and global perspectives are integrated into all aspects of university life, so that staff and students are well-equipped to operate in an international environment.
The strategy identifies the following 'internationalisation focus areas' for UTS until 2019:
Build our network links around the world to leverage the opportunities of the Asian century and emerging economies.
UTS will continue to strengthen its networks in Asia , and also leverage the opportunities of the emerging South-East Asian and Latin American economies to build student and research links. We will ensure our students are equipped with the global skills and intercultural capabilities necessary to be leaders in the fastest growing regions in the world.
Expand our international research partnerships across the globe in new and innovative ways to enhance our research performance and international reputation.
Further develop UTS’s Key Technology Partnerships (KTP) program as our major international research platform, by extending the scale and scope of our existing KTP platform. New developments will include:
- Joint appointments in KTP Research
- Faculty Key Technology Partnerships
- Industry Key Technology Partnerships
- KTP Global Alliance for KTP partners
- UTS Centres Abroad
- Offshore teaching partnerships in China
Enhance our reputation as a global leader at the forefront of student mobility and cultural engagement.
Further develop our students’ global skills for the future intercultural workforce, by ensuring 25 per cent of our undergraduate students have an international experience as part of their degree by 2019.
Provide new opportunities for students to build their global skills and internationalise their learning experience.
UTS will continue to focus on international mobility and engagement as part of the UTS Model of Learning, to ensure our graduates have a competitive edge in the marketplace. UTS aims to develop this through international joint degrees and better connections with local and international students on campus to build a shared experience.
Develop our engagement with international alumni.
UTS aims to provide our international alumni with more significant opportunities to be engaged in the life of the university. UTS will:
- Introduce an International Alumni Loyalty Program
- Expand the number of international alumni chapters throughout India, Vietnam, China, North America and Europe
- Establish virtual professional networks for international alumni to connect for professional development
Further contribute to international development.
The UTS Development Network, led by the Institute for Sustainable Futures, has coordinated the efforts of UTS researchers engaged in international development. UTS will further contribute to international development through student programs, tenders for development work and triangulating aid through research training, university and government partnerships.
Grow our international student community.
UTS will continue to grow our international student community to promote diversity and an enriched campus environment. We aim to have international students representing 25 to 30 per cent of our total student community, and a more diverse student body with greater representation from Latin America, South-East Asia and Europe.