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Research at UTS

We’re research game-changers unconstrained by tradition and supported by the best in innovation, intellect and infrastructure. 

Research Infrastructure and Support

Our research is underpinned by leading research support. Learn about the administrative centres that are responsible for the development, management and support of UTS research strengths, individual research projects, research students and staff. 

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Kate McGrath, has responsibility for the UTS research strategy, research policy management and oversight of all aspects of research  at UTS .Underpinning the role of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is the UTS Research Office

UTS Research Office

The UTS Research Office supports the research community in undertaking high quality research projects and practices that deliver global impact. They look after all aspects of research funding, reporting, collaboration and research translation. The Research Office is divided into several teams who work closely together to provide the research with the best support and advice possible. Meet the UTS Research Office. 

Graduate Research School (GRS)

A postgraduate research degree equips you with specialist knowledge in your chosen field in preparation for entrepreneurial career pathways, senior roles in industry, or for a future career in research. Find out more on the UTS Graduate Research School

UTS Advancement Office

Philanthropic organisations provide funding for various activities including research. This includes trusts, charities, foundations, and not-for-profit organisations. The UTS Advancement Office supports researchers by acting at the first point of contact for grants,  applications and funding for these organisations. 

UTS Faculties

UTS has nine faculties and schools. Each of the faculties and schools is responsible for programs across a number of key disciplines, and all faculties offer courses in conjunction with other faculties. UTS researchers are aided at a Faculty level by their relevant research support staff. 


Research Practice

UTS does research differently.  Discovery, problem-solving, creativity and integrity are all crucial to great research and learning environments that inspire. We work together within and across disciplines to deliver solutions for our industry partners, create knowledge with our students and generate real impact in our communities.

UTS 2027 

UTS is the strategic plan pushing UTS towards its vision of being a  a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. After the first phase of UTS 2027 set a solid foundation, we progressed into the transformational phase with a suite of forward-thinking initiatives and exciting projects driving us forward. Throughout all this change, what remains constant is our commitment to our role as a public university that teaches, innovates, and undertakes research to benefit society. 

UTS Research Strategy

The UTS research strategy puts our people at the heart of our deliberative approach to delivering greater impact. It is positioned to build on the gains we made during our previous focus on growth and developing a culture of research excellence. We’re now taking these to the next level of excellence and impact. 

The strategy is framed with a more deliberative approach to delivering greater impact. To this end, we’ll be combining our continued emphasis on inputs and outputs with a focus on the outcomes that we’re working to achieve and on the pathways of knowledge exchange and research translation. 

Research Ethics and Integrity 

UTS is committed to delivering excellent research with impact, conducted in the right way. We foster a strong culture to ensure our research is safe, ethical and responsible. UTS is committed to fostering a culture of responsible research conduct in accordance with the principles of honesty, trustworthiness, respect and accountability. 

In order to support our researchers, UTS has developed a research integrity framework that includes both Research Integrity governance and advice and support

    Research Governance and Policy 

    UTS aims to make it easier for all UTS staff and research students to plan, conduct and manage excellent research with impact. The UTS Research Policy outlines how research at UTS is conducted and managed. In UTS Research Policy establishes the research environment and culture in which UTS researchers work.

    Community of Excellence 

    UTS has more than 40 research centres and institutes that support our experts to identify and translate research. These centres that work across disciplines such as health, biomedical, artificial intelligence, data science, robotics, sustainability and water.

    Acknowledgement of Country

    RES Hub acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands where UTS now stands.

    We pay respect to their Elders; past, present, emerging and future as the traditional custodians of Country and knowledge for this land. We recognise their continued connection to the land and waters and the continuation of their cultural, spiritual, and educational practices. We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who visit RES Hub.

    As a place for the UTS community to connect and collaborate, RES Hub acknowledges the long-standing traditional practices of these communities in gathering to share experience, knowledge, and history. RES Hub acknowledges that sovereignty was never ceded. This is and always will be Aboriginal Land.