We've partnered with universities that share UTS's research interests and have the desire to work closely in deep, research-led partnerships.
To date, UTS has signed 18 KTP Agreements including:
- Six institutions in Greater China,
- Five in India,
- Four in Europe,
- Two in Latin America and,
- One in North America.
Over the next two to three years, UTS expects to establish new agreements with institutions in Europe, Japan, North America and South America, completing the roll-out phase of the program. The distribution and diversity of partners will reflect the geopolitical, economic and intellectual priorities of UTS and Australia.
(All university links listed below open external sites.)
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Key Technology Partnership established: 16 August 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was founded in 1972 as the Hong Kong Polytechnic and became a university in 1994. PolyU is considered to be one of Asia’s leading institutions, ranked 6th in the world for QS Top 50 under 50 University Rankings in 2018. PolyU also placed 29th in the QS Asian University Rankings and 95th in the QS World University Rankings 2018.
PolyU and UTS share a long history of collaboration dating back to 1993, including a very active student exchange program, teaching collaboration and research collaboration in the fields of applied linguistics, design and architecture, nursing and midwifery, business, engineering and IT.
In October 2013, PolyU signed a Joint Doctoral Degree Agreement with UTS, allowing up to five students each year from each university to study at the reciprocal institution and obtain degrees from both PolyU and UTS.
- Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT)
Key Technology Partnership established: 3 November 2010
Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) was founded in 1940 in Yan'an, Shaanxi Province and was relocated to Beijing in 1949. BIT is one of the national “Project 211 ” and “Project 985” universities in China, receiving priority funding from the central government, and has an academic focus on engineering, information technology and applied sciences.
BIT and UTS have a closely-matching set of research and teaching strengths, especially in the areas of IT, engineering and science. Together the two institutions have an active visiting research fellow program and a newly established student exchange program. UTS also successfully introduced its first dual degree PhD program in China with BIT.
- Shanghai University (SHU)
Key Technology Partnership established: 3 November 2010
Shanghai University (SHU) was established in 1949 and is a research-intensive comprehensive university. SHU is a public university funded by the Shanghai municipality government and has received “Project 211” status from the Chinese Ministry of Education. Eight disciplines at Shanghai University are ranked top 1% in the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) global ranking.
SHU and UTS have one of the largest and longest standing joint higher education institutes in China, the Sydney Institute of Language and Commerce (SILC), which was established in 1994. SHU and UTS share common research interests in the areas of design, urban social studies, engineering and science. Student and visiting research fellow exchange between the two institutions is very active and the institutions established a dual degree PhD program in 2010.
- Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Key Technology Partnership established: 5 November 2010
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) was founded in 1952. HUST is a “Project 985” and “Project 211” university in China and has an academic focus on engineering and sciences. The university campus is the home to more than 10 state-level research platforms including Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, the Center for Gravitational Experiments, and the Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center.
HUST and UTS share common research strengths in the fields of mechanical and electric engineering, IT and science. UTS and HUST have developed an active student and academic staff mobility program and established a dual degree PhD program in 2010.
- Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)
Key Technology Partnership established: 9 April 2013
Sun Yat-sen University, founded in 1924, is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university, offering study options in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences, medical sciences, pharmacology and management sciences. The university has become an important base for training high-level talents, conducting scientific research, providing services to society and preserving cultural traditions. In 2016-2017, The QS World University Ranking ranked Sun Yat-sen University in the top 300 universities in the world.
Sun Yat-sen University and UTS collaborate closely on health technology and innovation (biomedical devices, clinical trial and commercialisation). Dual doctoral and student exchange programs have also been established.
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
Key Technology Partnership established: 5 December 2017
Southern University of Science and Technology was launched in 2011. SUSTech is a leading public university founded in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. Its mission is to become a globally recognised institution, which emphasises academic excellence and excels in interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world.
With research, innovation and entrepreneurship as the three distinctive pillars of SUSTech it has an excellent symmetry with UTS for building a strong academic partnership. SUSTech has 17 existing academic programs, ranging from financial mathematics to environmental and water resources engineering. SUSTech and UTS share common research strengths in many academic fields, including computer science (artificial intelligence, cyber security data science and systems, quantum computing), robotics, bioinformatics, and materials science.
- Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Key Technology Partnership established: 3 July 2012
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was established in 1909 as a ‘Research Institute’’ by the visionary Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, and is truly the first example of a public-private partnership in India. The Institute completed a century of existence in 2009 and is widely considered to be the premier research institution in India.
UTS and IISc share common research strengths in the areas of water management and environmental science. Both institutions are exploring possibilities for research collaboration, staff and student mobility and joint organisation of academic activities.
- TERI School of Advanced Studies
Key Technology Partnership established: 15 June 2012
The genesis of TERI School of Advanced Studies, Delhi, is rooted in the comprehensive research, consultancy, and outreach activities of its parent organisation TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), a not-for-profit independent research institute recognised globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research in the realms of energy, environment, and sustainable development.
The university provides a setting that enhances learning, while simultaneously showcasing the concept of modern green buildings, placing sustainable development at the forefront.
UTS and TERI School of Advanced Studies, are jointly undertaking research, student and staff mobility and other academic activities in the broad fields of the environment and sustainable development.
- Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Key Technology Partnership established: 2 November 2012
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936.The first school of social work in India, TISS was a pioneering effort that subsequently influenced the direction of social work education and social research in India. Over the years, the Institute has made a significant contribution to policy, planning, action strategies and human resource development, in several areas, ranging from sustainable rural and urban development to education, health, communal harmony, human rights and industrial relations. TISS is host to the World Health Organisation collaborating Centre for Health, Policy Research and Training. The UNAIDS Centre for Behavioural Research on HIV/AIDS is also located at TISS.
UTS AND TISS share common research strengths in media and culture studies; city and community art; water resources; sustainability and built environment; disaster management and energy.
- Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
Key Technology Partnership established: 12 December 2012
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a public central university in New Delhi. JNU was established in 1969 by an act of parliament and is named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister. The university has ten schools and four independent special centres, and has University Grants Commission-recognised centres of Centre for Historical Studies in the School of Social Sciences (Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Centre for Political Studies, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Centre for the Study of Regional Development) and in the Science Schools (School of Physical Sciences, School of Life Sciences and School of Environmental Sciences).
JNU and UTS are exploring possibilities for research collaboration in the areas of climate change, cultural studies, gender studies and citizenship.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
Key Technology Partnership established: 4 November 2013
Founded in 1959, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is ranked among the world’s top 150 institutes in six subject areas in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017. This includes civil and structural engineering (51), chemical engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering (all 51-100), computer science and information systems and materials science (all 101-150). IITM scored first place for engineering in the country, according to the Indian government's National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.UTS and IITM have mutual research interests in water and wastewater technology, computer science and in particular big data, energy, construction management, physics, nano-materials and chemical vapour disposition.
- University of Dundee
Key Technology Partnership established: 19 July 2013
The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 as a constituent college of the University of St Andrews, and became a university in its own right in 1967. There are four Colleges within the University: Art, Science & Engineering; Arts and Social Sciences; Life Sciences; and Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.
The University has more than doubled in size since 1994, and is now home to more than 18,000 students. It is also a key driver of the Victoria & Albert at Dundee project, which aims to develop a new centre of 21st century design for Scotland in the heart of Dundee's waterfront.
Dundee is considered to be one of Scotland and the UK’s leading institutions and ranked 187 in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2018, and 16th in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017.
Dundee and UTS share common research strengths in many academic fields, including data mining, biofilms, health communication, organisational management and nursing.
- Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Key Technology Partnership established: 3 December 2013
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is located in the heart of the Netherlands' high-tech Brainport region and is equipped with high-quality lab facilities. TU/e is a research university specialising in engineering, science and technology.
The university was ranked first in the Times World University Rankings for being a top performer in the industry income pillar - for collaboration with industry. Overall Tu/e is positioned 141 for the overall Timed Higher Education World University Rankings in 2018, and 104 in the QS Global World Ranking 2018.
UTS and TU/e have developed a student and academic staff mobility program, and in 2013, signed a joint doctoral degree agreement. The two universities are exploring a wide range of collaboration and research activities, focusing initially on industrial design and social robotics.
- TU Berlin
Key Technology Partnership established: 11 June 2014
TU Berlin is located in Berlin, Germany. It is a research university with six research themes in the areas of Materials, Design and Manufacturing; Cyber-Physical Systems; Energy Systems and Sustainable Resource Management; Infrastructure and Mobility; Knowledge and Communication Systems; Human Health.
TU Berlin is a member of TU9, an alliance of leading institutes of technology in Germany, which also allows for student exchanges between many of the engineering schools. In 2018, TU Berlin was ranked 92 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 144 in the QS Global World Ranking.
UTS and TU Berlin are exploring a range of collaboration and research activities with particular focus on the areas of education, architecture and design.
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Key Technology Partnership established: 15 January 2018
Lancaster University was established in 1947 when a public meeting in Lancaster supported the proposal for a university college to be founded in the city, although the first students were admitted in 1964. It is a collegiate university in the UK city of Lancaster and a member of the N8 Research Partnership: an association of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England.
Lancaster University was named University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, for rankings of British universities. The university is placed 135 in the QS Global World Ranking for 2018.
Lancaster and UTS share common research strengths in many academic fields, including arts and social sciences, adult education, physics and astronomy, law, accounting and finance, economics, Human-Computer Interaction and China studies.
- Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (UC)
Key Technology Partnership established: 9 March 2015
The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (UC) was founded in 1888. It offers training in traditional professions and in technological and practical fields such as business, accounting, chemistry and electrical engineering. The UC is one of Chile’s oldest universities and one of the most recognised educational institutions in Latin America. UC is ranked by QS as the number 4 university in Latin America in 2018, and overall is ranked 137 in the world.
Its 18 faculties are distributed across four campuses in Santiago with the regional campus located in southern Chile. UC’s leading research and graduate programs have had considerable influence on the country’s cultural and scientific development.
UC and UTS share common research strengths in many academic fields including sustainability, pharmacy, linguistics, quantum computation and intelligent systems, bacteriology, parasitology and virology, health services and practice, built infrastructure, plant functional biology and climate change, contemporary design practices, law research, and corporate governance.
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Key Technology Partnership established: 7 March 2016
The Federal University of Minas Gerais is a public educational institution, and was founded in 1927 - making it the oldest university in the state of Minas Gerais. Expanding across four campuses in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Montes Claros, Diamantina and Tiradentes, the university has over 900 research centers.
In 2016, UFMG reached 1056 patent registrations granting it a leading position among the country's higher education instiutions. UFMG is one of Brazil's five largest and best ranked universities.
There is a Dual Doctoral Degree Agreement which facilitates PhD student mobility between UTS and UFMG. UFMG shares mutual and complementary research interests with UTS in a number of areas including physics, nanotechnology, chemistry, computing, sports science, linguistics and environmental sustainability.
- University of Arizona
Tuscon, Arizona, United States
Key Technology Partnership established: 5 July 2016
The University of Arizona is a public research university founded in 1885. UA was the first university in the Arizona Territory and one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation. The university is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities.
The University of Arizona is rated 161 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, and ranked 230 in the QS World University Rankings 2018.
UTS and the University of Arizona have a number of research strengths in common and there has been significant productive research collaboration between the universities. Areas of collaboration include Environmental Science, Law, Indigenous Studies, Health and IT. The two universities also enjoy an active student exchange partnership.