Uts campus map. Uts map (Australia) to print. Uts map (Australia) to download. The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a university in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The university was founded in its current form in 1981, although its origins trace back to the 1870s as its mentioned in the uts map. UTS is notable for its central location as the only university with its main campuses within the Sydney CBD. It is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities and has the fifth largest enrolment in Sydney. UTS has been ranked 234th in the World Top 500 universities by the Times HES (2008) and was one of two Australian Universities given A1 ratings across all major disciplines in 2007 and 2008 by the Federal Government Education department. The present day University of Technology originates from the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (the oldest continuously running Mechanics Institute in Australia). In the 1870s the SMSA formed the Workingman College which was later taken over by the NSW government to form, in 1878, the Sydney Technical College. In 1969, part of the Sydney Technical College became the New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT). It was officially unveiled by Neville Wran.
The University of Technology, Sydney is an interesting mix of architectural styles reflecting the different periods in which the buildings and grounds were constructed and renovated. The famous 'Tower' building is an example of brutalist architecture with square and block concrete designs. Built following massive student protests in U.S. colleges like Berkeley and Kent State University, the building was designed to do away with large, outdoor areas and hence limit students ability to stage large protests. The Haymarket campus (building 5) combines a modern interior with the remaining exterior of the old markets building, and the recently completed buildings 4 and 6 are designed with an element of high-tech architecture as its shown in the uts map. In October 2006, the university tower building was voted by 23% of the total vote in a poll hosted by Sydney Morning Herald as ugliest building in Sydney.
UTS provides services through two campus Libraries, the City Campus (Blake Library) and the Kuring-gai Campus (George Muir Library) as well as an extensive range of online services www.lib.uts.edu.au as its mentioned in the uts map. UTS Library staff provide assignment and research assistance in both Libraries, online and through outreach programs directly to the different discipline areas. In addition, Library staff manage all loans, including interlibrary loans and the technical aspects of running a large research and teaching and learning Library. UTS Library is responsible for UTSeScholarship, providing a secure, stable, digital home for the scholarly output of the University staff, students and research community. UTSeScholarship encompasses three distinct areas: UTSePress, UTSiResearch and UTSeData. The University offers modern, self-catering accommodation in five buildings named Yura Mudang, Gumal Ngurang, Geegal, Bulga Ngurra, and Blackfriars. Yura Mudang is the largest complex with 720 beds. The 14 levels of Housing (21 levels in total) are built on top of UTS building 6 on Harris Street. Gumal Ngurang is the second largest complex and is located on Broadway, just down the road from Bulga Ngurra.
The UTS Academic Board is the principal advisory body to the UTS Council on academic matters (see the uts map). The Academic Board is concerned with policy development as it relates to the University's academic programs in education, scholarship and research, and community service. It refers to policy recommendations to Council and discusses matters referred to it by Council. Academic Board plays a key role in the UTS community in providing a forum for the discussion and debate of the academic directions of the University as well as the quality of its academic programs. The Board consists of academic staff members as well as student members elected for a general period of 1–2 years. The UTS Union is the organisation which runs a range of on-campus student services, including food & beverage outlets, cultural activities, student social events, and is responsible for overseeing UTS clubs & societies, sports clubs and other recreational activities. The UTS gym has recently been renovated. The City Campus is home to two licensed bars, 'The Glasshouse' and 'The Loft'. UTS has its own community radio station on campus, 2SER FM. The studio is located on Level 26 of the UTS Tower and broadcasts to the entire Sydney region.