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collaborative.
innovative.
                 “Our purpose as a
practical.

                  university is to advance
                  knowledge and learning to
                  progress the professions,
                  industry and communities
                  of the world.”
                  Professor Ross Milbourne,
                  Vice-Chancellor and president

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Message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor –
International and Development
                                               With six key research themes focusing             With a vision to transform our world-class
                                               on Health Futures, Sustainability and the         facilities into a campus of the future,
                                               Built Environment, Communication and              UTS is investing a further A$1 billion
                                               Intelligent Systems, Future Services and          dollars in campus development over the
                                               Industries, Business Innovation, and Creative     next five years. In conjunction with our
                                               and Civil Societies, UTS has earned a             innovative research outcomes and strong
                                               reputation nationally and internationally for     international partnerships, UTS’s campus
                                               its inspired approach to providing high impact    of the future will bolster the university’s
                                               and innovative solutions to problems of global    impressive research capabilities.
                                               significance.                                     The future presents diverse and exciting
                                               UTS is proud of its partnerships with             challenges. Alongside these challenges
                                               universities, industry and government across      come opportunities to expand and
                                               Australia and the world, and utilises these       strengthen our partnerships in pursuit of
                                               relationships as the foundation for developing    creative solutions to global issues.
The University of Technology, Sydney aspires   cutting-edge solutions to global challenges.
to be a truly internationalised university,    Among the many substantial outcomes of
building our research strength and capacity    our partnerships is Australia’s first plug-in
through partnership with institutions          hybrid electric vehicle, engineered by UTS
of excellence around the world. UTS is         researchers and being trialled as a fleet
characterised by a culture of discovery,       vehicle by staff at the NSW Department of
creativity and engagement. Our research        Environment, Climate Change and Water.            Professor William R. Purcell
reflects our philosophy and vision to be       Our long lasting relationship with mobile
a world-leading university of technology,      communication multinational Motorola has
consistently breaking new ground and           impacted the company’s choice modelling
producing world-class outcomes with the        and product design, and our partnerships
capacity to change lives.                      with Agilent Technologies and Alcatel have
                                               resulted in the development of cutting-edge
                                               teaching and collaborative research facilities.

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UTS AT A GLANCE
                                  	Times Higher Education QS-World University ranking 2010   257
                                  	Research income 2009	A$26 million
                                  	Academic and support staff 2010                           2750
                                  	Undergraduate programs                                    100
                                  	Postgraduate programs                                     150

                                    students in 2010
                                  	Total student enrolments                                  34 167
                                  	Local                                                     25 492
                                  	International                                             8675
                                  	Higher Degree Research                                    1164
                                  	Postgraduate Coursework                                   11 531
                                  	Undergraduate                                             21 472

“Our courses are designed to prepare students for
 the global marketplace and academics visit from
 all corners of the globe to share their expertise.
 We enjoy close partnerships with universities
 worldwide and the benefits of a diverse
 multicultural student body.”
    professor william purcell,
    deputy vice-chancellor (international and development)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
UTS embraces knowledge and                     These international students share            > double degree programs
learning beyond political and cultural         their knowledge and culture with local
                                                                                             > sponsored exchange of researchers
boundaries. We situate our research,           students, further preparing them for
teaching and learning in an international      careers in the global marketplace.            > joint research programs
context and engage with people and
                                               In addition, internationalisation brings      > exchange opportunities
countries from around the world to
                                               significant benefits to the broader
advance our academic, educational and                                                        Our international partners include
                                               community. Students from across the
wider social objectives.                                                                     UCLA, MIT, Johns Hopkins University,
                                               world introduce us to new viewpoints
                                                                                             Kings College London, Shanghai Jiao
UTS is an international institution.           and bring different approaches to
                                                                                             Tong University, Hong Kong Polytechnic
More than 20 per cent of our 34 167            problem-solving.
                                                                                             University and Universität Mannheim.
undergraduate and postgraduate
                                               UTS has forged strong international
students come from overseas,
                                               ties and is active in developing mutually
originating from more than 120 countries
                                               productive alliances worldwide,
around the world.
                                               delivering:

Campus and facilities
UTS’s world-leading learning and               Over the next five years, the UTS City        UTS has engaged world-renowned
research facilities include:                   Campus Master Plan will revitalise the        architect, Frank Gehry – responsible
                                               university campus with a billion dollar       for such famous architecture as the
> the world’s first dedicated bio-imaging
                                               vision to deliver an iconic and pedestrian-   Guggenheim Museum – to design
   lab, enabling staff and students to
                                               friendly campus where innovation and          the new UTS: Business building.
   obtain and view images of metal
                                               creativity meet technology. Comprising
   elements such as iron and zinc in brain                                                   “Frank Gehry’s concept encapsulates
                                               four new buildings and a number of
   and heart tissue                                                                          the spirit of UTS. His proposal is bold,
                                               major refurbishments, relocations
                                                                                             innovative and synthesises creativity and
> the only OMX light microscope in the        and new social hubs, it aims to ensure
                                                                                             technology to create unique learning and
   southern hemisphere, opening up new         the university’s future in cutting-edge
                                                                                             research environments for the future,”
   possibilities in the detection, treatment   education and research.
                                                                                             UTS Chancellor, Professor Vicki Sara said
   and understanding of diseases in
                                               The new Engineering and Information           of the project which is due for completion
   humans, animals and plants
                                               Technology building on Broadway is            in 2013.
> an Engineering Remote Access lab,           designed to represent a new gateway into
   a world-first facility allowing students    the city. The design consists of angled,
   to conduct experiments on-line in           semi-transparent binary screens
   communication with students or              providing a dramatic urban presence. In
   academics around the world.                 keeping with the university’s commitment
                                               to sustainability, the building will have a
> advanced simulation labs in the Faculty
                                               5 Green Star Rating, designed to deliver
   of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
                                               a 30 to 45 per cent energy saving over the
   allowing students to practise their
                                               benchmarked tertiary institutions.
   clinical skills on “SimMan”, who can
   be programmed to display medical
   symptoms. The faculty is also a leader
   in the design of medical simulation
   equipment in Australia.

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     The new UTS Faculty
     of Engineering and IT
     building designed by
     Denton Corker Marshall
     began construction
     mid-2010.

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Committed to supporting researchers, research students and industry
partners, UTS aims to be a leader in collaborative research and a
preferred research partner for industry, business, government and
the professions.

research at uts
UTS research is focused on driving          Health futures                              discipline areas such as finance,
change and finding practical solutions      UTS researchers are improving the           economics, marketing and management
to current national and international       quality and safety of health care           with innovative cross-disciplinary
problems – what we call ‘practical          with specific strengths in developing       approaches to the role of business and
innovation’. Our 28 research strengths      biotechnology and medical devices,          public policy in addressing key economic,
are recognised as national leaders          evaluating health systems and services      social and environmental problems.
covering disciplines ranging from           to improve practice and generating
                                                                                        Communication and intelligent systems
traditional areas – such as physical,       meaningful economic analyses to take
                                                                                        UTS brings together a range of
biological and engineering sciences         health into the future.
                                                                                        disciplines to tackle issues that are
– to fast-moving contemporary fields
                                            Sustainability and built environment        fundamental to society, how we
including design, nanotechnology
                                            UTS research in this theme spans areas      communicate and share information.
and sustainability. We work closely
                                            including climate, water, energy, health    This diverse theme examines new
with industry and leading research
                                            and built environment enabling us to        ways to draw insight from oceans of
organisations on projects that tackle
                                            provide holistic research approaches to     data, understanding and leveraging the
real-world issues.
                                            environmental issues and policies.          communication potential of new media
UTS is committed to fostering and                                                       and technologies, and designing real-
                                            Creative and civil societies
investing in an innovative research                                                     time intelligent systems.
                                            Research in this area draws together
culture. Our recent Strategic Investment
                                            researchers from the arts and social        Future services and industries
Plan allocated an additional A$70million
                                            sciences, design and sciences to            Services make up a critical component
over the next six years to enhance
                                            give a unique perspective on cultures       of the Australian economy. Technology
our research capabilities. This extra
                                            and cultural change, the impact             allows a revolutionary approach both to
funding will help attract top talent from
                                            of technology on society and the            the delivery of services and to traditional
around the world, drive innovation
                                            characteristics affecting social cohesion   industries such as manufacturing. UTS
and build the development and
                                            and cultural change.                        researchers in areas such as robotics,
competitiveness of our researchers.
                                                                                        IT and nano-materials are defining
                                            Business innovation
UTS research is focused around six                                                      and supporting the next generation of
                                            This theme draws together world-
key themes:                                                                             Australian industry and services.
                                            leading research in fundamental

                                     “UTS produces research that is
                                      underpinned by technology and
                                      innovation. As a result we can assist
                                      business, government, industry
                                      and communities to develop
                                      technologies, services and outcomes
                                      that provide real benefits.”
                                         PROFESSOR Attila Brungs,
                                         Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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UTS Research Strengths
Our 28 research strengths are grouped within the six theme areas:
Health futures                             Creative and Civil Societies           Business Innovation
> Health Economics Research and           > Forensic Science                    > Corporate Governance
  Evaluation                               > Law Research                        > Management and Organisation Studies
> Health Technologies                     > Contemporary Design Practices       > Quantitative Finance Research
> Health Services and Practice            > Cosmopolitan Civil Societies        > Study of Choice
> Infection, Immunity and Innovation      > Research in Learning and Change     Future services and industries
Sustainability and                         > Transforming Cultures               > Nanoscale Technology
the built environment                      > Strengthening Indigenous            > Intelligent Mechatronic Systems
> Sustainable Futures                       Communities                          > Innovation in IT Services and
> Built Infrastructure                    > China Research Centre                  Applications
> Plant Functional Biology and Climate    > Creative Practices and Cultural     Communication and
  Change Cluster                              Economy                             Intelligent Systems
> Environmental Sustainability                                                   > Human Centred Technology Design
> Technology in Water and Wastewater                                             > Real-time Information Networks
                                                                                  > Quantum Computation and Intelligent
                                                                                     Systems

                                                            HEALTH
                                                           FUTURES

                          FUTURE SERVICES                                       SUSTAINABILITY
                            & INDUSTRIES                                            & BUILT
                                                                                 ENVIRONMENT

                           COMMUNICATION                                          CREATIVE &
                            & INTELLIGENT                                       CIVIL SOCIETIES
                               SYSTEMS

                                                          BUSINESS
                                                         INNOVATION

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UTS is proud of its track record in effective research collaboration with
other universities nationally and internationally, and with partners in
industry, business and the professions.

research collaboration
UTS works in partnership with               These highly innovative centres focus       From the ATN/ISTA alliance, the
universities across Australia through six   on maintaining and improving                Australia-China NanoNetwork was
Collaborative Research Centres:             Australia’s international standing in       formed in early 2009 to promote
> Australasian CRC for Interaction         these priority areas.                       collaborative research projects and
   Design Pty Ltd                                                                       research training; addressing key
                                            In 2009 UTS was also chosen to lead two
> Contamination Assessment and                                                         contemporary research challenges
                                            significant newly formed national centres   through nanoscience. UTS is a
   Remediation of Environments
                                            sponsored by the Australian government:     leading contributor to the
> Cotton Catchment Communities
                                            > Creative Industries Innovation Centre    NanoNetwork’s research into energy
> Sustainable Tourism
                                            > Australian Centre of Excellence for      efficient lighting solutions.
> Technology Enabled Capital Markets
                                              Local Government
> Water Quality and Treatment                                                          Key Technology Partnerships
                                            Australia-China NanoNetwork                 As part of our vision to be a world-
These centres bring together
                                            As a member of the Australian               leading university of technology, UTS
researchers from universities,
                                            Technology Network (ATN) of universities,   is developing strategic partnerships
government laboratories and industry to
                                            UTS has a strong relationship with          with leading technology institutions
achieve outcomes of national economic
                                            ISTA, the International Strategic           worldwide. These Key Technology
and social significance.
                                            Technology Alliance. Co-ordinated from      Partnerships enable collaborative
The university is also a member of          Hong Kong, ISTA includes more than          research, teaching and mobility
two Australian Research Council Centres     20 universities in the USA, UK, Israel,     opportunities for academics and
for Excellence in:                          China and Australia, all interested         students of UTS and its partners.
> Autonomous Systems                       in sharing intellectual property and
> Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for          technology transfer.
   Optical Systems

                                  “The research we’re doing on
                                   energy efficient materials
                                   connects in to the Australia-China
                                   NanoNetwork which we’re involved
                                   in. The theme is energy efficient,
                                   green lighting, which fits perfectly
                                   with us. That’s what we would
                                   consider our major activity.”
                                     PROFESSOR MATTHEW PHILLIPS,
                                     DIRECTOR, MICROSTRUCTURAL ANALYSIS UNIT

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practical. innovative. collaborative.

     UTS’s DeltaVision OMX
     microscope
     and advanced
     computing facility
     enables researchers
     to look at visually-rich
     images in real-time
     while conferencing
     with scientists around
     the world.

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 industry partnerships
 There are many ways industry partners          Industry Advisory Board                      Australia’s national broadcaster, the
 work with us on research, including:           In 2010, UTS formed the Vice-                ABC; one of Australia’s major banks,
 > contract research – discrete research       Chancellor’s Industry Advisory Board.        Westpac; and the country’s leading
    projects delivering specific value to the   Representing the broad spectrum of           telecommunication provider, Telstra.
    industry partner                            industries integral to the university, the   Board members’ knowledge will inform
 > collaborative research projects – UTS       main function of the board is to feed        UTS research and education programs
    and the partner work together on a          thinking at UTS.                             to guarantee industry relevance within
    research project with each providing        Comprised of 10 members – all CEOs           coursework and research.
    intellectual input and resources            or powerhouses in their sectors – the        In turn, this knowledge will assist UTS
 > consulting services – accessUTS,            board represents companies including         in continuing to develop relevant industry
    our wholly-owned commercial arm,            IT giants IBM, Deloitte and Microsoft        connections and improve the quality of
    provides a range of services such           Australia; Kimberley-Clark Australia;        our research outcomes.
    as laboratory testing and analysis,         medical technology company, Cochlear;
    training programs and study tours           digital effects company, Animal Logic;

“Both Alcatel-Lucent and UTS are driven by
 innovation and technology and we share
 the mutual goal of equipping a new generation
 of students with the skills needed in a broadband-
 enabled Australia.”
 Andrew Butterworth,
 Managing Director, Alcatel-Lucent Australia

“UTS is an excellent strategic partner for
 industry – easy to work with and good to do
 business with. The partnership helps us drive
 innovation, accelerate research and shape our
 future workforce.”
 Glen Boreham,
 Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand

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Partnership outcomes
Equipping our scientists                     PHEVs combine the best attributes of          Cultivating digital technology leaders
Global provider of analytical                electric cars with the efficiency of hybrid   UTS’s newly established partnership
instrumentation, Agilent Technologies        vehicles. They are able to charge directly    with Alcatel-Lucent, equips students
has made UTS: Science’s Bio-Imaging          from a normal household powerpoint            with the cutting-edge knowledge to
Facility their Asia Pacific demonstration    and feed surplus power back into the          build, manage and utilise new networks.
site, furnishing it with more than $A1       grid on days of high demand. PHEVs            Alcatel-Lucent is the strategic supplier
million dollars worth of equipment.          may be the next big development in the        for the rollout of the largest single
According to Agilent’s Australia and         evolution of the automobile, with GM          infrastructure investment in Australian
New Zealand Operations Manager,              and Toyota both announcing plans to           history – the National Broadband
Rod Minett, “the bio-imaging lab – the       have PHEVs in their showrooms in the          Network. As part of the agreement
culmination of an eight-year partnership     near future.                                  with UTS, Alcatel-Lucent will establish
between UTS and Agilent – is a success                                                     a facility for learning and professional
                                             Demystifying consumer behaviour
in both the project work it has produced                                                   development on campus.
                                             Mobile communication multinational
and as a demonstration site for new                                                        UTS students and academics will have
                                             Motorola has a longstanding relationship
applications of Agilent instruments.”                                                      access to Alcatel-Lucent facilities and
                                             with UTS’s Centre for the Study of Choice
Switching on the future                      which has impacted the company’s              infrastructure. Undergraduate and
Researchers from UTS’s Institute             product design. Based on choice               postgraduate courses will be shaped by
for Sustainable Futures and UTS:             modelling research produced by UTS            Alcatel-Lucent training materials, with
Engineering have developed Australia’s       researchers, Motorola recently halted         elements delivered in conjunction with
first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles       development on a particular product, a        Alcatel-Lucent staff.
(PHEVs). Dubbed ‘SWITCH’, the cars are       decision they estimate saved them tens
currently being trialled as fleet vehicles   of millions of dollars.
by staff at the NSW Department of
Environment and Climate Change.

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Health futures

Infection, Immunity and Innovation (i3)
www.ithreeinstitute.uts.edu.au
i3 aims to deliver the highest quality      Led by Professor Ian Charles, the                The difficulty in treating these wounds
research on the biology and control         centre has five main research areas:             is that most contain communities of
of infectious diseases in humans and        bacterial pathogenesis and drug                  bacteria, called biofilms, which cannot
animals. The institute’s projects tackle    resistance; gastro-intestinal infections;        be killed by conventional antibiotics.
health issues of global significance such   high-throughput drug screening;                  Special honeys from Australia and
as obesity, diabetes, and the spread and    immuno-regulatory pathways in                    New Zealand can eradicate these
mutation of pathogens.                      infectious diseases; molecular biology,          biofilms. The project aims to identify
                                            bioinformatics and genomics.                     the components in honey that do this
i3’s areas of research hold the keys to
                                                                                             and determine how they do it, in order
interrupting the lifecycle of pathogens:    One current project is investigating
                                                                                             to develop more effective treatment for
diagnosis and identification (detection);   treatment for chronic (non-healing)
                                                                                             chronic wounds.
transmission; survival and development      wounds. In Australia, one quarter of
(infection); immunity; and control          institutionalised aged people have
methods (treatment). Its research is        pressure ulcers, a statistic that is likely to
internationally competitive in the field,   hold true for many other countries and
with proven application to the treatment    which has the potential to worsen as the
and prevention of infectious diseases.      population ages.

                                   “Super resolution has enabled us to
                                    see the protein structures inside
                                    bacterial cells clearly in 3D: this is a
                                    world first. And it’s happening right
                                    here at UTS.”
                                      Professor Elizabeth Harry talking about how UTS’s
                                      super-resolution 3D OMX microscope is impacting her research

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Professor Elizabeth Harry
Professor Liz Harry has been working
at UTS for 15 years, having come from
Harvard as a Postdoctoral Fellow in
1994. She retains close professional
links with Harvard, and is in the forefront
of research into biofilms. Her research
in microbiology began at a time when,
as she says “the processes that told a
bacterial cell when and how to divide
were essentially unknown.”
Professor Harry was the first person
to identify and reveal cell-division
genes in a harmless strain of
bacteria closely related to anthrax –
Bacillus subtilis. Later she pioneered
immunofluorescence, a new way of
seeing the proteins inside bacteria
under the microscope by making them
glow. The organisation of proteins is
fundamental to cell division and DNA
replication – the mechanism by which
bacteria grow and spread.
Professor Harry is an Australian
Museum Eureka Prize winner “for
leading-edge research into how bacterial
cells regulate where and when division
will take place to ensure accurate
partitioning of chromosomes between
newborn cells, thus facilitating the
design of novel antibiotics.”
In 2008 she was honoured with a
Frank Fenner Award from the
Australian Society of Microbiology for
distinguished contribution to Australian
microbiology research.
Professor Harry is currently working
to conquer the antibiotic-resistant
“superbug”, Staphylococcus aureus,
and Acinetobacter – both major sources
of infection in hospital patients.

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Sustainability and Built Environment

Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster (C3)
www.c3.uts.edu.au
The Plant Functional Biology and            Led by Professor Peter Ralph, C3 has         A recent project of huge importance
Climate Change Cluster harnesses            a cross-disciplinary approach that           to Australia developed more accurate
more than a decade of extensive UTS         attracts researchers with backgrounds        modelling of water evaporation from
research, forming a high-impact,            in physics, atmospheric modelling and        landscapes, which will enable water,
internationally-competitive research        oceanography. Cluster members work           forestry and landscape managers to
program in climate change.                  collaboratively with Australian institutes   predict how current and future climate
                                            and overseas organisations in Europe         and land-use management practices will
Formed in 2008, C3 has five major
                                            and North America.                           impact water fluxes. This research has
research areas: tree function and
                                                                                         particular relevance to carbon offsetting
impacts of climate change; coral            Ongoing projects include
                                                                                         proposals to plant trees to absorb
bleaching; climatic influences on           investigations into ocean health,
                                                                                         carbon dioxide which, inevitably, will also
biodiversity; vulnerability of Antarctic    such as satellite sensing to detect
                                                                                         increase pressure on water resources.
ecosystems to climate change; and           levels of algae and suspended or
measuring and monitoring water fluxes       dissolved material in the water; and
from leaf to canopy scales.                 intensive research on phytoplankton
                                            in the Southern Ocean, investigating
                                            the response of these organisms to
                                            temperature change and their ability to
                                            absorb excess carbon dioxide.

                                  “Only when we fully understand
                                   transpiration will we be able to
                                   manage landscapes and water
                                   resources optimally. UTS’s
                                   Terrestrial Ecohydrology Research
                                   Group is at the forefront of
                                   improving understanding of the
                                   rates and controls of water loss
                                   through vegetation and
                                   the interaction of current and future
                                   climate on this process.”
                                       Professor Derek Eamus
                                       Executive Member Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change
                                       Cluster (C3)

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Sustainability and Built Environment

Professor Derek Eamus
Derek Eamus is a plant physiologist
and ecophysiologist who has worked
predominantly on tree species for the
past 15 years. He leads the Terrestrial
Ecohydrology Research Group within C3.
Previously, he was the inaugural director
of the world-renowned UTS Institute
for Water and Environmental Resource
Management (IWERM).
As one of Australia’s leading researchers
in natural resource management,
Professor Eamus’ work is of enormous
significance for Australia’s future
sustainability and stability, and has
global relevance. With four other UTS
researchers, he recently participated in a
nationally-broadcast television program
aired on the Australian Broadcasting
Corporation (ABC) on the impact of
future population growth.
While much of the current global
concern with climate change focuses
on rising water levels, Professor Eamus
has raised additional reasons to be
concerned about water. He believes
finding enough drinkable water will pose
serious challenges in the near future,
and argues reducing domestic use –
the current focus of Australia’s drive
to conserve its water supply – will not
improve availability.
Professor Eamus teaches at
undergraduate and postgraduate
level, and was the principal author of
Ecohydrology: vegetation function, water
and resource management, a textbook
published by CSIRO (2006). He was also
a co-editor and major contributor to the
award-winning textbook Plants in Action
(Macmillan).

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Creative and Civil Societies

Designing Out Crime Research Centre (DOC)                                                Professor Kees Dorst
                                                                                         Professor Kees Dorst is a highly
www.designingoutcrime.com                                                                recognised design professional and
                                                                                         educator. As well as leading the
The prevention of crime is an ongoing       Sydney’s famous Circular Quay is about
                                                                                         Designing Out Crime Research Centre,
challenge in every society. The Designing   to undergo a major redevelopment
                                                                                         he is a core member of the UTS Centre
Out Crime Research Centre, led by           and the centre is engaged in research
                                                                                         for Contemporary Design Practices. He
Professor Kees Dorst, aims to use           that will make the rail, bus and ferry
                                                                                         teaches widely in The Netherlands and is
design practice to meet this challenge      interchange more user-friendly, help
                                                                                         a senior researcher in the department of
with initiatives that actively discourage   pedestrians move easily between the
                                                                                         Industrial Design at Eindhoven University
criminal activity by reducing its appeal,   area’s many attractions, and improve
                                                                                         of Technology.
removing opportunities and making it        safety and security.
more difficult, risky and inexcusable.                                                   Professor Dorst has been outspoken
                                            At the other end of town, a notorious        in calling for broader, more inclusive
Established in late 2008, with annual       district for alcohol-related crime has       analysis in design research. He
funding provided jointly by UTS and the     already benefitted from a simple design      emphasises the importance of
New South Wales Department of Justice       intervention. The many dark lanes of         researchers engaging with industry
and Attorney General, the Centre now        Kings Cross have been lit with animated,     rather than working in separate spheres.
has some 23 projects underway.              colourful figures, increasing their use by   Professor Dorst believes that Australia
                                            pedestrians, reducing congestion in the      has the potential to lead design research
DOC is targeting retail theft through
                                            main streets and discouraging crime in       and sees “real opportunities for
three projects: using innovative, colour-
                                            the lanes themselves.                        Australian design to jump ahead of the
changing barcodes to enable consumers
to recognise and avoid black-market                                                      field” and hopes to continue to introduce
products; redesigning the humble coat                                                    new methods of design education.
hanger to make it more difficult to steal                                                “While design can’t always be the direct
clothing; and using interior design to                                                   answer to the hard reality of crime,”
make petty theft from supermarkets                                                       he says, “it can reduce the incidence
harder to conceal.                                                                       of many crimes through addressing
                                                                                         the underlying causes, as well as the
                                                                                         behaviours that turn into the scenarios
                                                                                         that lead to crime occurring.”
                                                                                         Professor Dorst is on the board of
                                                                                         Young Designers and Industry, and is a
                                                                                         co-founder of the Amsterdam Creativity
                                                                                         Exchange. He offers consulting in
                                                                                         product design and development, and
                                                                                         has published widely in his field.

                                  “The Designing Out Crime
                                   Research Centre is an exciting
                                   project, bringing together an
                                   internationally recognised team
                                   of leading design and criminology
                                   researchers with a unique design-
                                   led approach.”
                                     Professor Kees Dorst,
                                     DIRECTOR, DESIGNING OUT CRIME RESEARCH CENTRE

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China Research Centre (CRC)                                                                professor maurizio marinelli
                                                                                           Professor Maurizio Marinelli is the
www.china.uts.edu.au                                                                       director of the China Research Centre.
The China Research Centre (CRC) is            a bilingually published researcher into      With a background as a China linguist
an interdisciplinary research institute       Chinese industrial policy and labour         and historian, Professor Marinelli is an
producing world-leading research              issues and Australian Research Council       internationally acclaimed scholar and
on contemporary China. The CRC                Future Fellow, Associate Professor           speaker on contemporary China.
looks at China as a rapidly developing        Elaine Jeffreys, well known for her          Having held positions at the University
superpower and examines its context           work on Chinese popular culture and          of Bristol, Brown University and the
in the modern world. UTS’s long               gender studies.                              University of Bologna, Professor
established interest in China-focused                                                      Marinelli is the author of two books and
                                              As well as producing cutting-edge            his publications include articles written
research was formalised with the
                                              research, the CRC organises a range          in three languages (English, Chinese
opening of the CRC in 2008.
                                              of high profile public lectures,             and Italian).
The CRC is unique among research              roundtables and international
institutions dedicated to the study           workshops. Chief among these is the          Among his many professional affiliations,
of China within Australia and                 Provincial China Workshop, which brings      Professor Marinelli is an invited member
internationally, as its researchers dissect   together leading international scholars      of the Economic and Social Research
the notion of China as a monolithic entity    for an annual discussion on local and        Council College, a special advisor
and instead examine it from provincial        regional China research.                     for the UK’s Research Assessment
and locality-based perspectives.                                                           Exercise’s Asian Studies Panel and
                                              Future projects for the CRC include          was the Principal Investigator in Bristol
The centre is staffed by a range of high      potential collaborations on cultural         for the Worldwide University Network
profile China experts including CRC           heritage preservation and urban              Contemporary China Centre.
Director, Professor Maurizio Marinelli,       sustainability, creating the potential for   Professor Marinelli’s research interests
an international expert on contemporary       collaboration between Australian and         include Chinese intellectual discourses,
China’s social, political and intellectual    Chinese museums and other cultural           urban China, east and west encounters
history; Australia’s first ambassador         institutions. Another project on urban       and colonialism and post-colonialism.
to China, Dr Stephen Fitzgerald;              China will study Chinese cities in           He is currently furthering his research
Professor Carolyn Cartier, a published        relationship to Sydney, with a Sydney/       on the Chinese port city of Tianjin,
specialist in urbanisation and regional       Shanghai project currently in the works.     the methodology surrounding colonial
development in contemporary China;                                                         and post-colonial subjects and their
Professor Wanning Sun, an established                                                      relationship with the colonial power.
commentator on Chinese Media and                                                           This research interest won him a
Cultural Studies; Professor Anita Chan,                                                    £810 000 (A$1.3 million) research grant
                                                                                           from the UK Economic and Social
                                                                                           Research Council in 2008.

                                   “UTS has a tradition of engagement
                                    with disciplinary expertise in the
                                    sciences and technology, so an
                                    interdisciplinary research centre
                                    like the China Research Centre is
                                    very relevant in terms of global
                                    partnership opportunities.”
                                      Professor Maurizio Marinelli,
                                      DIRECTOR, CHINA RESEARCH CENTRE

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Business Innovation

Centre for the Study of Choice (CenSoC)
www.censoc.uts.edu.au
Led by internationally renowned            One of Australia’s most pressing issues     CenSoC has national and global
Professors Jordan Louviere, Michael        today is the ageing population and the      affiliates, and is a cross-disciplinary
Keane and John Geweke, CenSoC uses         provision of adequate retirement funds.     initiative of the School of Marketing
theory, tools, processes and insights      CenSoC is currently engaged in research     with the Department of Mathematical
from econometrics, mathematics,            to discover how people make decisions       Sciences and the School of Finance
statistics, marketing and psychology       regarding their superannuation.             and Economics. This multi-disciplinary
to build models to accurately predict      This research will help governments         approach has secured CenSoC’s place
how groups and individuals are likely to   and superannuation providers to             as a groundbreaking research centre,
respond to choices.                        communicate financial information           which recently developed a technique to
                                           better, enabling people to make more        model the choices of individuals.
Research at the CenSoC is aimed
                                           informed, positive choices to improve
at better understanding individual                                                     The Centre has five major research
                                           their future financial security.
and group decision-making,                                                             areas: theories of choice behaviour;
including the decision and choice          Recently, Sydney’s transport system was     instrumentation; statistical modelling;
processes of managers, organisations       the subject of an independent inquiry,      social policy and economic valuation;
and consumers.                             and CenSoC was commissioned to              and validation and applications.
                                           conduct and analyse the inquiry’s market
                                           research into Sydney resident’s attitudes
                                           to the present and future of the system.
                                           The research provided concrete data to
                                           guide future investment and planning.

                                   “CenSoC has some of the top people
                                    in the world in labour economics,
                                    statistics and environmental
                                    economics, and we continue to
                                    build on those skills with people
                                    who are at the very top of their
                                    discipline internationally”
                                       PROFESSOR JORDAN LOUVIERE,
                                       EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF CHOICE

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Business Innovation

Professor Jordan Louviere
Professor Jordan Louviere is the
founder of CenSoC, and a leader in
the design and analysis of choice
experiments. He has taught the
annual summer short course in choice
modelling at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology alongside such luminaries
as Dan McFadden, who shared the
2000 Nobel Prize in Economics for his
pioneering work in choice modelling
theory and applications.
Professor Louviere consults for
private and public sector organisations.
He is the co-founder and director of
Decision Intelligence Pty Ltd, through
which he has worked with Boeing on
their Dreamliner product, and developed
a long-lasting relationship with Motorola
to use choice modelling to guide
product design.
Professor Louviere’s work has been
applied to projects as diverse as
helping Kellogg Australia gauge
the effectiveness of its advertising,
employing behavioural choice modelling
to predict ticket purchases for
destinations on Qantas Airways’ UK, US
and South-East Asian routes, indicating
how businesses respond to sales and
market trends, and how people respond
to government policy changes.

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Communication and intelligent systems

Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems (QCIS)
www.qcis.uts.edu.au
Led by Professor Chengqi Zhang,              As well as producing the theoretical        These include five research laboratories:
QCIS’s research covers quantum               foundations of quantum programming          Data Science and Knowledge Discovery
computation, knowledge discovery,            that will one day enable quantum            Laboratory, Decision Systems and
decision support, innovation, and            computers as the technology becomes         e-Service Intelligence Laboratory,
infrastructure enhancement.                  available, the centre is also developing    Innovation and Enterprise Research
                                             intelligent systems technology, including   Laboratory (the Magic Lab), Knowledge
QCIS works with major national and
                                             data mining research and applications       Infrastructure Laboratory, and the
international partners, including Bell
                                             that solve current problems.                Quantum Computation Laboratory.
Labs (Alcatel-Lucent), the Capital
Markets Cooperative Research Centre,         Launched by NSW Chief Scientist             QCIS research is practical and innovative,
the private health insurance provider        and Scientific Engineer, Professor          and has applications in a wide range
HCF, Australian banking giant, Westpac,      Mary O’Kane in 2009, QCIS is housed         of businesses, including finance,
and Australian telecommunications            in state-of-the-art facilities at the UTS   marketing, security, health, government
provider, Optus. Successful QCIS             City campus.                                and engineering. Both industry and
projects include a partnership with                                                      government stand to make huge savings
Australia’s national social security body,                                               with innovative data-mining algorithms
Centrelink, to reduce incorrect benefit                                                  with applications in areas as diverse as
payments and detect fraud.                                                               market surveillance, fraud detection and
                                                                                         debt prevention.

                                   “The new territory that this area of
                                    computing is opening up is very
                                    broad and we look forward to the
                                    range and diversity of our research
                                    partnerships increasing.”
                                       Professor Chengqi Zhang,
                                       DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR QUANTUM COMPUTATION AND
                                       INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS

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Communication and intelligent systems

Professor Chengqi Zhang
Professor Chengqi Zhang is a research
professor in computer science, and is
one of the world’s leading researchers in
data mining and intelligent systems.
One of his current projects tackles
online payment fraud, rated as the most
critical threat to online businesses and
the cause of massive losses every year.
The project aims to develop effective
approaches to discovering patterns
related to fraudulent online payments
that will filter e-payment transactions as
they happen and estimate their risk of
fraud. The project will contribute to the
instant detection and prevention of
risky e-payments, and improve the
confidence of e-payment acquirers and
card associations.
Professor Zhang is Chair of the
Australian Computer Society National
Committee for Artificial Intelligence.
He also chairs the steering committee
for the International Conference on
Knowledge Science, Engineering and
Management, and is a member of the
steering committees for two other
major conferences: the Pacific Rim
International Conference on Artificial
Intelligence and the Pacific-Asia
Conference on Knowledge Discovery and
Data Mining.
He is widely published, with over
200 research papers published in
renowned international journals in the
field. Professor Zhang has also co-
edited nine books, and is currently an
associate editor of IEEE Transactions on
Knowledge and Data Engineering, and
the editor of Web Intelligence and Agent
Systems: an International Journal.

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Future Services and Industries

Institute for Nanoscale Technology (INT)
www.nano.uts.edu.au
INT is dedicated to the study of           Current INT projects look at energy-         To date, the INT has had successful
nanoscience and nanotechnology.            efficient lighting through the use           relationships with a range of industry
Founded by high profile physicists         of gallium nitride LEDs; the use of          partners, including LED and solar cell
Associate Professor Mike Ford and          nanoscale window coatings that block         manufacturer, BluGlass, Pilkington
Professor Michael Cortie, the INT is       infrared light, reducing the need for        Group Limited and leading chemical
acclaimed across Australia for its         airconditioners; nanoscale coatings          company, BASF. As the use of nanoscale
innovative research and for its broad      that emit heat and can be used to lower      products becomes more prominent
approach to the possibilities created by   a building’s ambient temperature by          in everyday objects and the field of
the interaction of light and matter.       radiating heat into the atmosphere; and      nanotechnology continues to grow, so
                                           the use of gold nanoparticles to destroy     too do the opportunities for the INT
INT is staffed by researchers from
                                           toxoplasma gondi, a common parasitic         to partner with industry and continue
a range of science backgrounds,
                                           infection affecting humans.                  leading the way for nanoscale sciences
including maths, physics, computational
                                                                                        in Australia.
science, chemistry, microscopy, biology,   Researchers and students within INT
materials science and engineering.         have unlimited access to a huge range
These researchers share a fascination      of facilities, including UTS’s world-class
with the rapidly-growing field of          Microstructural Analysis Unit and its
nanotechnology and the vast range of       electron microscopes, atomic force
practical applications that this sort of   microscopes and scan probe technology.
science lends itself to.

                                  “The Institute for Nanoscale
                                   Technology offers researchers
                                   access to some really world class
                                   facilities and to research projects
                                   that are really cutting edge and
                                   internationally relevant.”
                                      Associate Professor Mike Ford,
                                      DEPARTMENT HEAD, PHYSICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS

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Future Services and Industries

associate professor mike ford
Associate Professor Mike Ford is a
pioneer of nanotechnology education
in Australia. Having co-founded
the country’s first nanotechnology
undergraduate degree, he joined UTS in
2002 and helped found the Institute for
Nanoscale Technology.
Associate Professor Ford is Department
Head of Physics and Advanced Materials
and Associate Director of INT. In his role
within INT, his primary responsibility
is the development of nanotechnology
education initiatives at UTS.
At the University of Maryland, Associate
Professor Ford developed a new
electron impact coincidence technique
to study electron correlation in atoms
and molecules. His current research
interests are fundamental electronic
properties of materials and nano-scale
systems, electron motion and bonding
in van der Waals clusters as a route
to understanding solvation chemistry,
and synthesising scanning tunnelling
microscope images using quantum
chemical methods.
Along with two other UTS researchers,
Associate Professor Ford is currently
working on green lighting research
in collaboration with Chinese
partners through the Australia-China
NanoNetwork. This project aims to pave
the way for lighting technology that
promises dramatic improvements in
energy efficiency.
Associate Professor Ford has made
significant contributions to science in the
field of computational materials physics
in Density Functional Theory and the
simulation of large numbers of atoms.
He has published over 90 peer reviewed
articles with recent articles appearing
in the Journal of Physics: Condensed
Matter and Chemical Physics Letters.

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practical. innovative. collaborative.

UTS faculties
and schools
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  > Communication
  > Education
  > International Studies
UTS Business School
  > Postgraduate Programs
  > Accounting
  > Finance
  > Economics
  > Management
  > Marketing
Faculty of Design, Architecture
and Building
  > Design
  > Architecture
  > Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technology
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery
and Health
Faculty of Science
  > Chemistry and Forensic Science
  > Environmental Sciences
  > Mathematical Sciences
  > Medical and Molecular Biosciences
  > Physics and Advanced Materials

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practical. innovative. collaborative.

UTS: Arts and Social Sciences
www.fass.uts.edu.au
UTS: Arts and Social Sciences               UTS: International Studies offers          Research centres
combines the individual and collective      coursework programs and research           > Australian Centre for Independent
strengths of teaching and research          degrees in language and culture,              Journalism
in communication, education and             and has 70 partner universities in
                                                                                       > Australian Centre for Public
international studies. In the areas of      12 countries. Students spend at least
                                                                                          Communication
humanities, arts and education, it was      one semester studying and living in a
recently top-rated in the Australian        non-English speaking environment as        > Australian Centre for Public History
federal government’s Learning and           part of their degree.                      > Centre for Health Communication
Teaching Performance Fund.                                                             > Centre for Information and Knowledge
                                            UTS: Arts and Social Sciences
UTS: Communication’s specialist             has research strengths focused in             Management
areas, reflected in both teaching           15 interdisciplinary research centres.     > Centre for Media Arts Innovation
and research, are journalism, public        Several centres offer professional         > Centre for New Writing
communication, media arts and               development courses, including
                                                                                       > China Research Centre
production, information and media,          AdSchool, the only academically
writing and cultural studies, social        recognised industry education program      > Communications Law Centre
inquiry, and sound and music design.        accredited by the Advertising Federation   > Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
                                            of Australia.                              > Creative Practice and Cultural
UTS: Education provides courses
in primary, secondary, adult and                                                          Economy
organisational learning, as well as                                                    > Creative Industries Innovation Centre
TESOL (teaching English to speakers of                                                 > Centre for Research in Learning and
other languages) and applied linguistics.                                                 Change
                                                                                       > Transforming Cultures

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practical. innovative. collaborative.

UTS Business School
www.business.uts.edu.au
With accreditation from the Association      executive short courses to update and       Research centres
to Advance Collegiate Schools of             advance the skills and knowledge of         > Centre for Corporate Governance
Business (AACSB) International, UTS          business professionals.
                                                                                         > Centre for Health Economics Research
Business School is part of an elite group
                                             Many UTS Business School staff are             and Evaluation
that represents the top six per cent
                                             leaders in their fields both academically   > Centre for Management and
of business schools worldwide. The
                                             and in industry, working as senior             Organisation Studies
faculty has been consistently top-rated
                                             staff or consultants, or with strong
in the Australian federal government’s                                                   > Centre for the Study of Choice
                                             links into major corporations. The
Learning and Teaching Performance                                                        > Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research
                                             faculty’s Executive Council includes
Fund for the last three years (2007-2009),                                                  Centre
                                             highly respected and experienced
winning substantial government funding.
                                             professionals, including CEOs, directors    > Quantitative Finance Research Centre
UTS Business School Postgraduate             and chairs of boards in sectors as          > Sustainable Tourism Cooperative
Programs offers a single portal for          varied as finance, tourism, biotechnology      Research Centre
all graduate programs, and also runs         and media.
                                                                                         > Capital Markets Cooperative Research
                                                                                            Centre
                                                                                         > Australian Centre for Event
                                                                                            Management
                                                                                         > Australian Centre for Olympic Studies
                                                                                         > Centre for Australian Community
                                                                                            Organisations and Management
                                                                                         > Centre for e-Business and Knowledge
                                                                                            Management
                                                                                         > Centre for Health Services
                                                                                            Management
                                                                                         > Paul Woolley Centre for Capital Market
                                                                                            Dysfunctionality

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practical. innovative. collaborative.

UTS: Design, Architecture and Building
www.dab.uts.edu.au
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building      UTS: DAB has research strengths              Research centres
(UTS: DAB) offers progressive, vocational   aligned with five centres, including the     > Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real
education in design, architecture,          Designing Out Crime Research Centre,            Property Rights
property economics and construction         and the multi-disciplinary Group for
                                                                                         > Built Environment and Design
project management. Its close               Health, Architecture and Planning, which
                                                                                            Management
association with industry generates         aims to create healthy and sustainable
thinking and research that is both          facilities in the health architecture and    > Centre for Contemporary Design
highly advanced and relevant to current     building industry.                              Practices
global concerns.                                                                         > Creative Industries Innovation Centre
                                            UTS is also home to the Australian
UTS: DAB has three schools offering         government’s new Creative Industries         > Designing Out Crime Research Centre
education in visual communication,          Innovation Centre, which aims                > Group for Health, Architecture and
fashion and textiles, interior design,      to increase the competitiveness,                Planning
industrial design, photography and          profitability, productivity and innovation
situated media, design management           of Australia’s creative industries.
and animation, architecture, planning,
development, construction, investment
appraisal, project and urban estate
management, and property economics.

Photographer: Anthony Geernaert
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practical. innovative. collaborative.

UTS: Engineering and Information Technology
www.feit.uts.edu.au
UTS: Engineering and Information            FEIT maintains close links with             Research centres
Technology (FEIT) offers progressive        leading global companies such as            > Australian Research Council Centre of
teaching programs and practice-based        Bishop Technology, Alcatel-Lucent,             Excellence for Autonomous Systems
education. It was top-ranked in the         CSIRO, Thales Australia, Raytheon and
                                                                                        > Centre for Electrical Machines and
Australian government’s 2008 Learning       Yokagawa, as well as national private and
                                                                                           Power Electronics
and Teaching Performance Fund, and          public sector organisations. Researchers
its Women in Engineering program was        are recognised leaders in their fields,     > Centre for Built Infrastructure
the first in Australia to encourage and     and their work is driven by the needs          Research
support women engineers.                    of industry and often performed in          > Centre for Health Technologies
                                            collaboration with industry partners.       > Centre for Human-Centred Technology
Many FEIT courses are developed in
direct response to expressed industry       UTS: Engineering offers programs               Design
needs. All are kept current through         outside Australia through The Hong          > Centre for Innovation in IT Services and
consultation with industry partners,        Kong Management Association and                Applications (iNEXT)
ensuring that they are relevant industry-   the Air Transport Training College          > Centre for Intelligent Mechatronic
leading programs.                           (Singapore).                                   Systems
                                                                                        > Centre for Quantum Computation and
                                                                                           Intelligent Systems
                                                                                        > Centre for Real-Time Information
                                                                                           Networks
                                                                                        > Centre for Technology in Water and
                                                                                           Wastewater

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practical. innovative. collaborative.

UTS: Law
www.law.uts.edu.au
UTS: Law offers distinctive courses that      training at a doctorate level;             Research centres
develop expert disciplinary knowledge         and professional development               > Health, Family and Communities
and ethics in a global context, and have      courses, including preparation for the
                                                                                         > Intellectual Property, Media and
a strong focus on the development             NSW Bar Examination.
                                                                                            Communications
of professional skills. Education is
                                              UTS: Law is the home of the                > Corporate, Commercial and Tax
focused on intellectual, professional
                                              Communications Law Centre and the
and personal attributes that include                                                     > International Law, Human Rights and
                                              Anti-Slavery Project, both of which
critical thinking, analysis and evaluation,                                                 the Environment
                                              offer students research and community
spoken and written communication,                                                        > Criminal Justice and Criminology
                                              engagement opportunities, as well as
legal research and technological literacy,
                                              the Australasian Legal Information
lifelong learning, self and cooperative
                                              Institute (AustLII). UTS: Law has
work management, cultural awareness
                                              established five research networks
and social justice.
                                              which represent the key areas of
Postgraduate study includes coursework        research strength, and is active in many
programs in dispute resolution,               other UTS research centres.
international law, industrial property,
trade mark law and practice; tertiary
teaching experience and research

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practical. innovative. collaborative.

UTS: Nursing, Midwifery and Health
www.nmh.uts.edu.au
UTS: Nursing, Midwifery and Health          UTS: NMH has 10 clinical professors          Research centres
(UTS: NMH) offers innovative and            based in hospitals around Sydney who         > Centre for Midwifery, Child and
practice-oriented programs in nursing,      conduct research designed to improve            Family Health
midwifery, health and health services       practice and policy in fields such as
                                                                                         > Centre for Health Services
management. UTS is a leader in              acute care, aged and extended care,
                                                                                            Management
integrating simulation into nursing         mental health and women’s health
and midwifery curriculum in Australia,      nursing, child and family health, clinical   > Centre for Health Communication
with advanced simulation laboratories       practice development and midwifery.          > Centre for Health Economics Research
and hi-tech mannequins designed to                                                          and Evaluation
                                            UTS: NMH was designated a World
help students experience real life                                                       > WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing,
                                            Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating
clinical scenarios before delivering care                                                   Midwifery and Health Development
                                            Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health
to real patients.
                                            Development in 2008, forming part of
Academic staff have professional            an international network supporting
experience as registered nurses and         WHO objectives for global public health.
midwives, are specialists in their fields   Research is focused through this and
and are actively involved in research.      four other centres, including joint
                                            initiatives with UTS: Business (Centre
                                            for Health Economics Research and
                                            Evaluation) and UTS: Communication
                                            (Centre for Health Communication).

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practical. innovative. collaborative.

UTS: Science
www.science.uts.edu.au
UTS: Science offers interdisciplinary         UTS: Science pursues research that          Research centres
courses designed to teach relevant,           advances innovation and technology,         > Infection, Immunity and Innovation
innovative and comprehensive science          and provides solutions to the most
                                                                                          > The Plant Functional Biology and
with practical skills. The university         significant issues facing the world.
                                                                                             Climate Change Cluster
recently invested over A$110 million to       Researchers are active in areas such
refurbish its science facilities, resulting   as climate change, forensic science         > Institute for Nanoscale Technology
in one of the finest state-of-the-art         and biology, nanotechnology, health         > Centre for Forensic Science
science buildings in the southern             technology, mathematical modelling          > Centre for Environmental Sustainability
hemisphere.                                   of complex systems, infectious and
                                                                                          > College of Traditional
                                              parasitic diseases, imaging and marine
Through five centres of expertise,                                                           Chinese Medicine
                                              biology. Key research is focused in seven
UTS: Science offers technology hubs                                                       > Health Psychology Unit
                                              research centres, including two UTS
staffed with expert research scientists,
                                              Strategic Investment Areas: Institute for
experienced technical staff and world-
                                              the Biotechnology of Infectious Diseases
class instrumentations in state-of-the-
                                              and the Plant Functional Biology and
art facilities. In these centres, UTS:
                                              Climate Change Cluster. UTS: Science
Science facilitates informal access to
                                              also interacts with other UTS research
researchers, links with State and
                                              centres, such as the Quantitative Finance
Federal research and development
                                              Research Group, Centre for the Study
schemes, and access to world-class
                                              of Choice and the Centre for Health
infrastructure.
                                              Technologies.

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