A ranking of the scientific performance of more than 900 universities worldwide has rated UTS highly for the quality of its research.
In the 2017 CWTS Leiden Ranking UTS is number two in Australia after the Australian National University and 121 globally for the proportion of citations in publications belonging to the top 10 per cent of their field.
In mathematics and computer science UTS was ranked the top university in Australia for citations in top-tier publications and sixth in the world.
UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Glenn Wightwick said media reporting that the Leiden Ranking showed younger Australian universities "punching above their weight" was certainly the case.
"This is a good measure of UTS's research excellence in that we have a higher proportion of our publications in top journals compared to other universities, with a focus on quality rather than quantity," Professor Wightwick said.
"Another indicator that is interesting is collaboration. We are ranked number three in Australia for the 'proportion of the publications of a university co-authored with one or more other organisations'.
"This highlights the focus we have at UTS on internationalisation, our KTP (Key Technology Partnership) program and our desire to collaborate with others."
The Leiden Ranking is produced by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. It focuses only on scientific impact and participation in scientific collaborations.