To date, UTS has signed KTP Agreements with five institutions in Greater China, five in India, three in Europe, two in Latin America and one in North America.
Over the next two to three years, the university 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.
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- Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
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 29th in the QS Asian University Rankings and 111th in the QS World University Rankings 2016/2017.
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, which will allow up to five students each year from each university to study at the reciprocal institution and obtain degrees from both PolyU and UTS. This is an excellent opportunity for research students to internationalise their research and start building international research networks, and underpins the development of collaborative research projects between the two institutions.
- Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT)
Key Technology Partnership established: 3 November 2010
Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) was founded in 1940. BIT is one of the national “211 Project” and “985 Project” 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. SHU is a public university funded by the Shanghai municipality government and has received “project 211” status from the Chinese Ministry of Education.
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 1953. HUST is a “Project 985” and “Project 211” university in China and has an academic focus on engineering and sciences.
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 recently established a KTP partnership and 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.
It is widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China's higher education forward to match the country's ever-growing role in the international arena. 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), Bangalore
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 University, Delhi
Key Technology Partnership established: 15 June 2012
The genesis of TERI University, Delhi, is rooted in the comprehensive research, consultancy, and outreach activities of its parent organisation TERI, 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.
UTS and TERI University, Delhi 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), Mumbai
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), New Delhi
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).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 180 in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2017 and in the 201-300 band of the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016.
Dundee and UTS share common research strengths in many academic fields, including data mining, biofilms, health communication, organisational management and nursing. The KTP agreement will focus on research collaboration, student and staff mobility, and other joint academic and research activities.
- Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Key Technology Partnership established: 3 December 2013
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. TU/e is a research university specialising in engineering, science and technology.
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. In 2016, TU Berlin was ranked 82 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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 University (Lancaster)
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 it was 1964 before its first students were admitted. 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 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.
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.
The KTP agreement will focus on research and research training collaboration, student and staff mobility, and other joint academic and research activities.
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Key Technology Partnership established: 7 March 2016
A KTP Agreement has been signed with Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, our second KTP in Latin America. We also have a Dual Doctoral Degree Agreement which facilitates PhD student mobility between UTS and UFMG. UFMG is one of Brazil's five largest and best ranked universities. 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
Key Technology Partnership established: 5 July 2016
The University of Arizona is a public research university located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. Founded in 1885, UA was the first university in the Arizona Territory and one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.
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.
The University of Arizona is rated 156th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and ranked 233rd in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings.