Fulbright-UTS agreement to boost international research collaboration

Dr Tangerine Holt of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission (centre) with UTS Dean of Law Professor Lesley Hitchens (left), who signed the agreement on behalf of UTS, and UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Glenn Wightwick. Picture by Elizabeth Kuo

Dr Tangerine Holt of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission (centre) with UTS Dean of Law Professor Lesley Hitchens (left), who signed the agreement on behalf of UTS, and UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Glenn Wightwick. Picture by Elizabeth Kuo

In summary: 
  • A new agreement between the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and UTS is set to strengthen binational research collaboration between Australia and the United States
  • The Fulbright Senior Scholarship, to begin next year, will enable exceptional senior scholars from the US to collaborate with UTS researchers in the focus areas of health, data science and sustainability

Exceptional senior scholars from the United States will come to Sydney to collaborate with UTS researchers under a new agreement signed this week with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.

Sponsored by UTS, the Fulbright Senior Scholarship will support US academics at associate professor equivalent or higher to join UTS research teams working in the focus areas of health, data science and sustainability. The scholarship is due to commence in 2017.

"We have a number of UTS staff and students who already benefit from Fulbright scholarships and I suspect this will only increase and strengthen in the years to come," said UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs.

"The Fulbright program has a worldwide history and legacy in the support of educational excellence – I am proud that UTS is part of such a network."

Executive Director of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, Dr Tangerine Holt, said the commission was proud to partner with such a globally renowned institution.

"UTS has a distinguished reputation for fusing innovation, connectivity and technology, and the Fulbright Commission is committed to augmenting this reputation via binational collaborations with the US," Dr Holt said.

"The new senior scholarship opportunity has a number of objectives, including the facilitation of education and research academic exchange, knowledge translation and collaboration; building strong partnerships between UTS and universities in the United States; and building a pool of experts via Fulbright alumni who can be part of the strategic vision and mission of UTS."