2016 News Archive

January

Busting myths, smashing stereotypes: why nursing is for men, too

Busting myths, smashing stereotypes: why nursing is for men, too

UTS is leading the way on gender diversity in the nursing profession, with men accounting for one in five enrolments in the Bachelor of Nursing degree... read more

Just say Yes: Ido Leffler & Lance Kalish

Just say Yes: Ido Leffler & Lance Kalish

It's not enough to make a profit, say entrepreneurs Lance Kalish and Ido Leffler. You also need a purpose ... read more

Inspirational leader and mentor Robyn Kemmis mourned

Inspirational leader and mentor Robyn Kemmis mourned

UTS remembers and celebrates the life of former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration Dr Robyn Kemmis as a leader and inspirational mentor... read more

How pigs are helping researchers tackle antibiotic resistance

Just say Yes: Ido Leffler & Lance Kalish

Scientists at UTS are tackling the growing health crisis of antibiotic resistance at its most significant source – the farmyard... read more

UTS alumni honoured on Australia Day

UTS alumni honoured on Australia Day

Seven UTS graduates have been recognised in the 2016 Australia Day honours roll for their wide-ranging contributions across community, sport, animal welfare, education and the communications industry... read more

February

A Continuing Story: Kuring-gai students, staff & alumni welcomed to city campus

A Continuing Story: Kuring-gai students, staff & alumni welcomed to city campus

Alumni invited to an exclusive viewing of the special exhibition ‘A Kuring-gai Story' featuring artworks from the remarkable collection at UTS Kuring-gai campus... read more

Colonial First State and UTS to collaborate on analysis and insights

Colonial First State and UTS to collaborate on analysis and insights

Under the landmark agreement, UTS data researchers will work with Colonial First State to better understand the investment and superannuation landscape. The agreement brings collaborative research projects, HDR/PhD student projects including student internships, contract research and other opportunities... read more

Improving chances of survival in childhood cancer

Improving chances of survival in childhood cancer

Two UTS alumni are using data from patients’ tumour tissue to devise more effective, life-saving treatments... read more

Stella Prize winners

UTS scholarships offer refugees higher learning and hope of a better future

The work of seven UTS authors have been longlisted for the prestigious 2016 Stella Prize, celebrating Australian women’s contribution to literature... read more

What California can learn from Australia’s millennium drought

What California can learn from Australia’s millennium drought

Lessons learned during Australia’s worst drought on record are helping California through its own water crisis... read more

March

Ahead in the cloud

Ahead in the cloud

For UTS graduate, Sheng Yeo, hatching a revolutionary tech concept with a couple of uni friends was the easy part. Transforming the idea into a successful Silicon Valley start-up has been more about perseverance and hard work. Sheng shares his story and advice... read more

Alumni invited to share their thoughts on responsible investment at UTS

Alumni invited to share their thoughts on responsible investment at UTS

Members of the UTS community are invited to help the university shape the UTS Responsible Investment Framework... read more

Carolyn McGregor to talk on the power of big data at UTS

Carolyn McGregor to talk on the power of big data at UTS

UTS Alumni Award winner, Professor Carolyn McGregor AM, will be welcomed back to campus on Wednesday 23 March to share her insights on how big data can be used to help to save the lives of newborns as well as monitor the health of astronauts destined for Mars, at the first UTSpeaks public lecture of 2016.... read more

Innovation springs from empathy in unique immersion experience

Strong demand from women for UTS's new MBA in Entrepreneurship

Nine UTS students have recently returned from three weeks in India's historic northern state Bihar where they experienced the reality of rural village life and explored the kind of innovation that can deliver "real solutions to real problems for real people... read more

Promoting social and emotional health in early childhood

Strong demand from women for UTS's new MBA in Entrepreneurship

UTS Professor Lawrence Lam’s research is helping train more than 200 teachers working with vulnerable young children in East Asia.... read more

Strong demand from women for UTS's new MBA in Entrepreneurship

Strong demand from women for UTS's new MBA in Entrepreneurship

UTS Business School has launched Australia's first on-campus MBA specifically designed for entrepreneurs, with female entrepreneurs making up 45 per cent of the new degree's first intake... read more

The Chat returns for 2016!

A Continuing Story: Kuring-gai students, staff & alumni welcomed to city campus

We’re thrilled to share that 2SER’s program ‘The Chat’ is returning to the airwaves this Sunday, sharing the interesting and inspirational lives of some of our most accomplished alumni... read more

UTS makes world top 50 in four subject areas

UTS makes world top 50 in four subject areas

UTS has been ranked in the top 50 universities in the world across four subject areas – nursing, law, accounting & finance, and art & design – in the QS World University Rankings... read more

April

Mindfulness, meditation & how not to hate your boss

Mindfulness, meditation & how not to hate your boss

UTS accounting alumna Camille Woods combines yoga with networking to help her clients meditate on modern themes including public transport, rap music and how not to hate your boss... read more

New startup accelerator to help students create their own career paths

New startup accelerator to help students create their own career paths

A new program to support the early-stage startup ventures of UTS students and alumni has been launched by Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs... read more

The Games We Play: Liz Brett, Alumna and Olympian

The Games We Play: Liz Brett, Alumna and Olympian

Ahead of this year's Rio Olympic Games, Liz Brett, former Olympian and Executive MBA graduate shares her experiences of the playing elite sports at the Sydney Olympics... read more

The rich world of short stories

Jon Steiner

UTS alumnus Jon Steiner’s diverse professional journey and his passion for writing and historical explorers has culminated in the publication of his first book, called The Last Wilkie's and Other Stories... read more

UTS leads strong Australian showing in young unis world ranking

UTS leads strong Australian showing in young unis world ranking

For the second year in a row UTS has been named number one in Australia and 21 in the world in the Times Higher Education THE 150 Under 50 ranking... read more

Research finds multinationals pay half statutory corporate tax rate

Research finds multinationals pay half statutory corporate tax rate

New research shows that Australia is forgoing billions of dollars in revenue because of the low rates of tax being paid by large multinational companies here... read more

May

Class and Action

Class and Action

Associate Professor Thalia Anthony is incorporating real-life practice, including an Indigenous legal clinic and journal, to teach students what the Indigenous experience of the law really looks like... read more

Coming Full Circle as Building 2 Reimagined

Coming Full Circle as Building 2 Reimagined

Frank Urbina and Brian Moore, who studied architecture together in the building from 1980, share their memories of Building 2, and their hopes for its future as it is redeveloped as part of the UTS Campus Masterplan project... read more

Distinctive design for new Building 2 revealed

UTS pays tribute to leading finance and economics scholar

UTS Tower’s neighbour, Building 2, is set to transform into a glass-fronted, fluid architectural structure that will become home to a new state-of-the-art UTS Library and a Student Services hub... read more

Gehry building pays design dividend: Turnbull

Gehry building pays design dividend: Turnbull

Chief commissioner of the new Greater Sydney Commission Lucy Turnbull says UTS had been "absolutely visionary" when it commissioned Frank Gehry to design the new home for the UTS Business School... read more

Partnership to bring a world-class sporting, education and community hub to Moore Park

Partnership to bring a world-class sporting, education and community hub to Moore Park

The first-of-its-kind facility is being developed by the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust, Australian Rugby Union and UTS, in partnership with the state and federal governments... read more

UTS partners with Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)

UTS partners with Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)

A groundbreaking new partnership will create scholarships to support indigenous students’ tertiary ambitions, says AIEF CEO & UTS Luminary Andrew Penfold AM... read more

UTS research harnesses high-tech to keep us merrily moving on road and rail

UTS research harnesses high-tech to keep us merrily moving on road and rail

Robotics and passenger-sensing technologies will drive research at a new UTS Transport Research Centre aiming for travellers in fast-growing cities to enjoy a better ride... read more

UTS writers shine at Sydney Writers' Festival

Close up of Sydney Opera House

Over than 50 UTS alumni and staff featured in this May's Sydney Writers' Festival, bringing together some of the world's foremost storytellers in a celebration of all things literary... read more

UTS-industry collaborations receive $5.5M boost

UTS-industry collaborations receive $5.5M boost

UTS Professor Dayong Jin has won a million dollar grant to establish a brand new Industrial Transformation Research Hub at UTS, to usher in the next-generation of primary care health detection devices... read more

World-first research wins national innovation award

World-first research wins national innovation award

A UTS partnered project has won the Australian Water Association's 2016 National Research Innovation Award for its unique approach into assessing conditions of large water pipe mains and preventing their failure... read more

2016 Green Week photo competition

2016 Green Week photo competition

Are you a budding photographer? Unleash your inner green warrior for your chance to win to great prizes and for your work to be displayed in a special exhibition at the ABC! Be quick, entries must be submitted by Thursday 12 May 2016.... read more

June

UTS Alumni recognised in the 2016 Queens Honours List

UTS Alumni recognised in the 2016 Queens Honours List

Nine alumni gain recognition for their outstanding contribution to the Australian community in a range of areas such as disability services, education and more... read more

Addressing sySTEMMic failures

Addressing sySTEMMic failures

UTS is leading the march towards gender equity with initiatives aimed at female researchers, and by signing on to the Athena SWAN Pilot - Australia's largest gender equity program to date... read more

Another milestone reached in UTS-Shanghai University partnership

Another milestone reached in UTS-Shanghai University partnership

The establishment of a new Joint Engineering and Innovation Institute marks the next phase in the 20-year partnership between UTS and China's Shanghai University (SHU)... read more

Big data, big thinking

Big data, big thinking

UTS Luminary and business graduate, Adrian Turner, shares his vision on how Australia can become a leader in the next wave of digital innovation... read more

Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

Researchers have discovered a handful of "bright spots" among the world's embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical new approach to conservation... read more

Collaboration set to power sustainable energy research in China and Australia

UTS Alumni recognised in the 2016 Queens Honours List

UTS and Beijing Institute of Technology researchers will collaborate on innovations in sustainable energy storage and nanotechnologies that can be commercialised in both countries... read more

Innovation policy requires coherence and continuity: Brungs

Innovation policy requires coherence and continuity: Brungs

Ahead of the upcoming federal election, UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs hosted the campaign’s first ministerial debate on innovation. Find out what our political parties had to say about creating real benefits for the economy.... read more

Short film success for UTS alumni

Short film success for UTS alumni

Alex Ryan won the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship – the prize worth $50,000 – for his script inspired by a true event in Sydney 2012... read more

The healing power of music

The healing power of music

Music therapist at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick tells the story of transformative effects of music on young patients.... read more

UTS-industry collaborations receive $5.5M boost

UTS-industry collaborations receive $5.5M boost

UTS Professor Dayong Jin has won a million dollar grant to establish a brand new Industrial Transformation Research Hub at UTS, to usher in the next-generation of primary care health detection devices... read more

UTS pays tribute to leading finance and economics scholar

UTS pays tribute to leading finance and economics scholar

UTS Vice-Chancellor pays tribute to Emeritus Professor Carl Chiarella, a highly regarded scholar and mentor who was internationally renowned for his work in finance and economics and who has passed away after a long illness... read more

July

Global effort needed to fight antimicrobial resistance

Global effort needed to fight antimicrobial resistance

Professor Steven Djordjevic, from the ithree Institute of Infection, Immunity and Innovation at UTS, said reduction of antimicrobial use in livestock husbandry around the world must become a priority... read more

Guangzhou-Sydney Sister City Relationship 30th Anniversary

Guangzhou-Sydney Sister City Relationship 30th Anniversary

UTS joined the City of Sydney delegation along with representatives from five other Sydney-based universities in the special celebration of the Guangzhou-Sydney Sister City Relationship 30th Anniversary - held in the largest city in South Eastern China on 31 May 2016... read more

New dean to enhance the research student experience

New dean to enhance the research student experience

An internationally recognised leader in educational technology and educational research methods, Professor Lori Lockyer, has been appointed as the new Dean of the Graduate Research School (GRS)... read more

Stay the course on innovation, urges CSIRO chair David Thodey

Stay the course on innovation, urges CSIRO chair David Thodey

Innovation may not be the word that won the federal election but Australia must “stay the course” with a focus on innovation that will be vital to its future prosperity, CSIRO chairman David Thodey has told a public lecture at UTS Business School... read more

Students grow successful business by growing themselves

UTS and creative powerhouse Animal Logic bring UTS Animal Logic Academy to life

After completing the UTS Hatchery+ accelerator program, FindMyPlan, a startup which was set up by UTS students and sells overseas sim cards from all over the world to anyone in the world, is projecting one million dollars in revenue over the next 12 months... read more

UTS academic to lead international pharmacy research group

UTS academic to lead international pharmacy research group

The Head of the UTS Graduate School of Health Professor Charlie Benrimoj has been named inaugural chair of new international pharmacy practice research group... read more

UTS dons the green and gold and goes to Rio

UTS dons the green and gold and goes to Rio

Six Olympic debutantes will fly the UTS flag at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, which begin on August 5 and run until August 21... read more

World class nursing and midwifery labs give "high fidelity" experience

World class nursing and midwifery labs give "high fidelity" experience

UTS has officially launched state-of-the-art nursing and midwifery laboratories that provide a new level of authenticity in practice learning... read more

August

A love of maths turns into a business

UTS announces a future-focused degree for 2017: the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

UTS:Hatchery graduate Mahya Mirzaei proves that with extra persistence you can turn your struggle with maths into a successful career... read more

A win for student entrepreneurs at Virginia Tech challenge

A win for student entrepreneurs at Virginia Tech challenge

A team comprised of four UTS students and graduates have won best intangible product in the prestigious Virginia Tech KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship challenge... read more

Alex and Andy

Alex and Andy

These two UTS alumni, who met at the uni five years ago, are now mentors forstudents, guiding them as they solve real-world problems for not-for-profit organisations... read more

Alumni Advantage Program to reward UTS graduates

Alumni Advantage Program to reward UTS graduates

Thinking of coming back to uni for further study? Our newest alumni benefit provides graduates with a 10% saving on degree programs from 2017... read more

Disruptive fashion

Disruptive fashion

UTS alumnus, international fashion designer and zero-waste fashion pioneer, Mark Liu invented a device that is taking the fashion world by storm... read more

Game changer

Game changer

Work has already commenced on a new five-and-a-half-storey facility at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium precinct in Moore Park. In an Australian-first, UTS will jointly occupy the building with the Australian Rugby Union... read more

Lab discovery a breakthrough for koalas infected with chlamydia

Lab discovery a breakthrough for koalas infected with chlamydia

UTS microbiologist Dr Willa Huston has identified a chemical that paves the way for a new antibiotic for koala population affected by chlamydial disease... read more

Nineteen

Nineteen

The film by UTS alumna won a major prize at the 2016 Melbourne Queer Film Festival and is in the running to win the best prize for a gay and lesbian short film in the world!... read more

Urban street art celebrates UTS Broadway building transformation

Urban street art celebrates UTS Broadway building transformation

Two artists, UTS graduate Georgia Hill and Elliott ‘Numskull’ Routledge, have been commissioned to create a street-art mural, celebrating the transformation of UTS's Building 2... read more

UTS and creative powerhouse Animal Logic bring UTS Animal Logic Academy to life

UTS and creative powerhouse Animal Logic bring UTS Animal Logic Academy to life

Australian award winning animation studio, Animal Logic, has partnered with UTS to deliver a ground-breaking postgraduate program in digital animation and visualisation... read more

UTS announces a future-focused degree for 2017: the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

UTS announces a future-focused degree for 2017: the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

The new three-year degree takes a new approach to technology education. BTi students will collaborate with industry, community, government and academic researchers on real briefs and live projects... read more

UTS partners on national ‘Respect. Now. Always.’ student survey

UTS announces a future-focused degree for 2017: the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

UTS is partnering with other universities across Australia in a ground-breaking national student survey on sexual assault and harassment... read more

September

International healthcare leader wins top alumni honour

International healthcare leader wins top alumni honour

The Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), Dr Frances Hughes was recognised with the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at the 2016 UTS Alumni Awards... read more

Nursing mentor with a global vision wins Eureka Prize

Nursing mentor with a global vision wins Eureka Prize

Professor Patricia Davidson, Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in the US and professor in the Faculty of Health at UTS, has won the 2016 Eureka Prize for “Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers”... read more

Prescribing tool may help to reduce incidence of stroke

Prescribing tool may help to reduce incidence of stroke

A new tool designed for clinicians aims to ensure those in need of stroke-preventing medicines receive them, regardless of their age... read more

Professor Andrew Parfitt appointed next UTS Provost

Professor Andrew Parfitt appointed next UTS Provost

Professor Andrew Parfitt, currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Newcastle and Chair of the Universities Admissions Centre in New South Wales, has been appointed UTS's next Provost and Senior Vice-President... read more

Rankings rise continues for UTS

Rankings rise continues for UTS

For the first time ever, UTS been ranked among the top 200 universities globally by the prestigious QS World University Rankings... read more

UTS Alumni invited to CAMP!

UTS Alumni invited to CAMP!

Following the success of the inaugural China Australia Millennium Project (CAMP) Summit in 2015, the event is returning in 2017, with a number of scholarships available for UTS students and alumni... read more

UTS named in world’s top 10 young universities

UTS named in world’s top 10 young universities

UTS has retained its position as top-ranked "young" university in Australia in the latest QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking, moving from 14th to 8th in the world... read more

October

Fashion preview

Fashion preview

34 UTS honours students showcase their meticulously crafted outfits as part of the 2016 UTS Fashion and Textiles Show on Tuesday 25 October... read more

SheStarts initiative funding ambitious women

SheStarts initiative funding ambitious women

Female UTS graduates who are keen to bring their tech start-up to life are encouraged to apply for the national accelerator program, SheStarts... read more

Start-up and coming

Start up and coming

UTS Alumni created an award-winning tech product, which is already being used by the team building Sydney’s NorthConnex tunnel... read more

UTS alumnus awarded prestigious environmental science prize

UTS alumnus awarded prestigious environmental science prize

Young scientist James Hitchcock has been honoured for his environmental research on flood impact as recipient of prestigious 2016 Tony Roach Prize... read more

UTS celebrates 200,000th graduate!

UTS's 200,000th graduate

Graduates, friends and family gathered on campus to celebrate the university’s spring graduations ceremonies... read more

UTS offers scholarships for alumni to attend CAMP 2017!

UTS offers scholarships for alumni to attend CAMP 2017!

UTS is thrilled to announce 18 scholarships are available for UTS alumni and students to attend the China Australian Millennial Project in 2017... read more

Wildlife One Health

Wildlife One Health

UTS Faculty of Science’s School of Life Sciences assembled a highly-skilled and dynamic cross-disciplinary team of scientists to tackle the problems of wildlife health, loss and extinction, and to develop a fundraising campaign to fund future research... read more

November

Crashing through the glass ceiling

Amy Burrows

Amy Burrows was just 10-years-old when she began her first construction job on a piece of land in Goulburn, NSW. It’s perhaps unsurprising that she chose to study engineering ... read more

Read more in our 2015 News Archive section.