Leading by example
Cultivating sustainability values in our students and staff and demonstrating leadership in our research, learning, campus operations and community collaboration.
Attila Brungs: “Here at the University of Technology Sydney we are educating future leaders, instilling a belief that our actions must benefit society. We’re also about finding solutions, sustainability brings many challenges and problems but opportunities as well. And whether it be impact through our research, the way we prepare our students for their future jobs and future careers or the very efficiency of our buildings, the way that we operate ourselves as a university, we embrace sustainability in everything we do.”
Professor Bill Gladstone: (Head of School of Life Sciences ): “UTS aims to develop in students the skills and the abilities to contribute to a sustainable future. We equip our students with the ability to think critically and to be problem solvers and also to develop creative solutions to sustainability issues at both the local and the global levels, whatever the student’s discipline or faculty.
Student: “Here at UTS I really like being around like-minded people, I think they teach me a lot and the different groups I’ve been a part of like Brennan Program and Enviro Collective have really helped me solidify ideas about how to help the environment.
Danielle McCartney (Sustainability Manager): “We’re building a sustainable, smart and dynamic campus, with some of Sydney’s most eye-catching and awarded buildings with the latest environmental design and technology. From the Frank Gehry designed UTS Business School, to the six star Green Star certified Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Health building, we’re very proud of our facilities and campus.”
Attila Brungs: “Here at UTS we are committed to being responsible global citizens, to building a greener, cleaner, healthier, smarter future for all of us.”
Sustainability at UTS
Responding to environmental, social and economic challenges by setting goals, finding solutions and taking action.
Delivering real impact research for the environment, society and industry using practical, innovative and trans-disciplinary approaches.
Creating change towards sustainable futures by conducting independent project-based research for Australian and international clients.
Focusing on the development of efficient devices for energy harvesting, storage, and conversion.
Specialising in the field of alternative water sources, focusing on the development of innovative technologies for recycled, desalinated and harvested stormwater.
Focusing on research projects that fill gaps in knowledge and have a practical focus on improving welfare outcomes for wildlife.
Delivering impactful research to inform solutions to mitigate climate change impacts on our plant-microbe ecosystems.
Bringing together researchers in sociology, politics, anthropology, cultural studies, environmental science and journalism to focus on the socio-political and justice dimensions of climate change.
Developing and applying persuasive technologies and system science for social innovation to help humanity move toward sustainable, wise, adaptive living.
Developing novel technology for future clean fuels, vehicle emissions measurement, and environmental decontamination.
Partnering with the community to create a just, sustainable future.
Students Green Staff Network Green events
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