University of Technology Sydney Research Profile
At UTS, our research responds to the big questions. We’ve got a growing reputation for future-focused research in emerging disciplines, with a focus on five theme areas: health, data science, sustainability, future work and industry and social futures. From questions of technological disruption to the future of health care, big data and new ways of working, we’re delivering real solutions to the challenges of today – and tomorrow. We’re collaborative too – we work closely with industry and academic partners across the globe to drive meaningful change in the world around us.
UTS has a strong translational and social justice focus in health. Our research is highly engaged with the health sector, industry, practitioners and the worldwide research community.
Data science is emerging as a field of critical importance. This Focus Area includes the ‘science’ of data science and, importantly, the application of data science to all fields of human endeavour.
UTS’s sustainability research spans all faculties, encompassing in-depth disciplinary and cutting edge transdisciplinary research in clean energy, urban futures, climate change adaptation, water, food and resource management.
Future work and industries
Understanding technological and societal changes in work and industry globally will be critical to the future quality of life and economic future of Australia, as we create new industries and adapt existing ones to changing environments.
Social Futures research at UTS is reflective of the increasingly complex nature of civil societies and the changes taking place in communities in Australia and around the world.
Available funding options
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards are funded by the Australian Government and managed by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and offer internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship funding for high achieving international students from the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. The awards cover both living allowance and tuition fees. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply.
Government and UTS
International Research Training Program scholarship (IRTP)
Funded by the Australian Government, Department of Education and Training, the International Research Training Program Scholarship (IRTP) is open to highly ranked, newly commencing Doctoral Research Degree students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and research potential. The scholarship covers the scholarship holder’s tuition fees, for up to four years, and the cost of a standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the scholarship holder, their spouse and dependants (if any), and a living stipend at the minimum Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, valued at A$27,082 per annum (2018 rate, indexed) for a period of three years.
International Research Scholarships (IRS)
International Research Scholarships are open to highly ranked research students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and research potential. This scholarship covers tuition fees for a period of three years for Doctoral candidates, and two years for Master’s by Research candidates.
UTS President’s Scholarship (UTSP)
UTS President’s Scholarships are open to highly ranked research students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and research potential. The scholarships are valued at A$27,082 per annum (2018 rate, indexed) for a period of three years for Doctoral candidates, and two years for Master’s by Research candidates, and are provided to assist with general living costs.
The Ross Milbourne Research Scholarship in Economics
This scholarship is funded by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and was established in honour of Professor Ross Milbourne to support students of exceptional research potential undertaking Higher Degree by Research in the field of economics at UTS. The scholarship is provided to assist with general living costs at the value of A$30,000 per annum for a period of three years for Doctoral candidates, and two years for Master’s by Research candidates.
Sammy Pfeiffer, PhD in Robotics
“A PhD at UTS is a big opportunity to join a big and growing research community with access to a lot of resources. UTS has very modern facilities and an enviable contact network. There are scholarships and opportunities to continue your professional career in or out of academia. Also UTS resides in a very cosmopolitan and modern city with both the coast and the mountain very close.”