October 2015

Rosanne Hunt

UTS's star continues to rise with the university jumping 46 places in the recent QS International rankings, marking a third consecutive rise in as many years, and also placing in the 201-250 band in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings – making UTS the ninth ranked Australian institution and the leading "young" university in the country.

Our alumni continue to be recognised for their achievements – with two graduates receiving prestigious Advance Global Awards for their international contributions, and IT alumnus and lecturer Michael Ascharsobi, whose journey from asylum seeker to tech star has also made headlines this month.

There's still time to book your tickets for the 2015 UTS Alumni Awards gala dinner and ceremony this month – to hear first-hand the inspiring stories of this year's recipients – find out more here.

We're also looking forward to next month's 'Goodbye Kuring-gai' event – inviting all Kuring-gai graduates and staff, past and present, to our special alumni afternoon where you can catch up with former classmates, enjoy afternoon tea, participate in a range of activities, or simply walk the grounds one last time before we relocate all teaching and learning activities to our city campus in 2016.

Kind regards,

Rosanne Hunt
Deputy Director, Alumni Relations and Communications

Alumni recognised in Advance Global Australian Awards

Professor Carolyn McGregor AM and Nasima Rahmani

Breakthrough achievements in using big data to aid NASA's planned Mission to Mars, and tireless efforts to advance women's rights in Afghanistan, have seen two inspiring graduates honoured in the prestigious international Advance Global Awards.

UTS jumps in international rankings

UTS campus at twilight

UTS has once again improved its global rankings position in the QS World University Rankings, jumping 46 places — marking the third rise in as many years.

Leading by example

Mark Wilson with African child

In his 32-year career with the Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson CSM has risen to the occasion in some incredibly challenging circumstances, and trained countless other sailors to do the same.

The prospects and perils of sponsorship in sport

Swimmer in UTS cap

Sponsorship in sport is a complex topic. In this special UTS breakfast event, hear from our distinguished panel as they tackle a wide range of issues including athlete representation, social media and the impact of brand and corporate influence on sport.

UTS research to help save the northern quoll

Female northern quoll with one of her offspring

A team led by UTS's Dr Jonathan Webb will reintroduce "toad-smart" quolls – trained to avoid eating toxic cane toads – into Kakadu National Park, in a project aiming to save the native creatures from extinction.

Law from disorder

Pam Stewart and Anita Stuhmcke

Are you more likely to succeed if you appear before a judge in the morning? If you're self-represented or hire a lawyer? UTS legal experts Anita Stuhmcke and Pam Stewart's research is uncovering previously unknown trends in our legal system.

Help us spread the word!

Black and white photo of a woman in a swimming costume with a megaphone

Plans are underway for our 'Goodbye Kuring-gai' Reunion event – find out what's happening and help us share the news with your fellow classmates and networks!