Australia’s leading young university surges ahead in international rankings

World-class education in the heart of Sydney

The latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings were released this month, delivering exciting news for students who plan to study at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Continuing its unbroken trajectory, UTS has surged ahead 34 places to rank 160th in the world.

These prestigious rankings judge world-class universities on their teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. This year they included 1500 universities across 93 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse rankings to date.

Another highly regarded ranking system, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) bases its data on similar criteria (research, teaching, employability and internationalisation). In the QS World University Rankings 2021, released in July, UTS leaped seven places to rank 133rd in the world. And in the QS Top 50 under 50 – the QS Global index of universities less than 50 years old – UTS ranked 11th in the world, and top young university in Australia.

A long program of investment in research and teaching

UTS’s impressive performance in these fiercely competitive and respected rankings is no coincidence. Professor Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor and President, UTS, says, “Our steady rise in the international rankings over a number of years shows that UTS has been on the right track in a long program of investment in research and teaching, and the kind of campus that will support innovation in both. As ever, our results are thanks to the hard work of our staff and the quality of our students, the impact of our alumni, and the commitment of our partners.”

The pathway to UTS

Many students choose to go to UTS by enrolling in UTS Insearch, where they develop the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in their university study and beyond. Higher education coursed offered include diplomas of Business, Communication, Design and Architecture, Engineering, Information Technology, and Science. In many cases, students who successfully complete their diploma can fast-track into their second year of study at UTS (depending on their grades and course chosen).

Bryan Guntoro, originally from Jakarta, is currently in his second year of the Bachelor of IT at UTS. After completing his Diploma of IT at UTS Insearch, he believes the many organisational skills he acquired at UTS Insearch have helped him to succeed at UTS. “There are other skills I use all the time now,” he says, “like time management, writing skills, and referencing. And my teamwork skills. I’ve been a team leader in most of my group work at UTS, so I’ve been using those skills all the time.”

Students at UTS Insearch benefit from a special combination of ongoing academic support, small class sizes, and practical learning designed to help them realise their full potential as they prepare for success at Australia’s top-ranking young university.

Visit to learn more about opportunities at UTS Insearch, or call 1800 896 994 for more information.