Social Futures research
UTS is advancing research in areas including: communication futures; creative industries, practices, design and IP; innovative pedagogies; legal and social justice; and public histories.
Learn more about some of the exciting ways UTS is making a difference in Social Futures:
Standing up against forced marriages
While forced marriage has been illegal in Australia since 2013, it hasn’t been entirely stamped out — and it can have long-term negative impacts on individuals and families. A new initiative is raising awareness and offering hope.
Harnessing mobile technologies in STEM teaching
Researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are developing a best practice model for utilising mobile devices in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — to help teachers and students make the most of new technologies.
Defying the norm: legislating bodies and behaviours
Socially challenging behaviour can often arise from a disability. But how is the law applied in these circumstances — and how should it be applied?
Interactive stepping tile for rehabilitation
Can interactive technology and design research help with physicial rehabiliation? Associate Professor Bert Bongers' work with therapists and hospital patients demonstrates the possibilities.
Rethinking our history
The way we understand Australian history is set to be rewritten, thanks to an ambitious new project that retells our national story using previously untapped sources.
The politics of coal and climate
A subtle shift towards renewable energy is having a dramatic impact on the politics surrounding new coal mine developments. A team from the UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, with colleagues at the University of Sydney, investigates.
Part of the fabric: professional fishing in NSW coastal towns
A UTS-led research project sheds light on the complex world of professional fishing and how it shapes our coastal heritage.