UTS Business School has been recognised as one of the top business schools in the world for public good across its teaching and learning, research and operations.
The prestigious FT Responsible Business Education Awards, now in their third year, recognise the contributions of publicly-minded institutions with a sustainability focus and willingness to address the pressing needs of society and the environment, and the researchers and teachers whose efforts are helping to recast business practices around the globe.
UTS Business School was highly commended as Best Overall Business School Committed to a Responsible Ethos, recognising top-performing institutions demonstrating system-wide responsible business principles integrated throughout their teaching, research, operations and student outcomes, and the only Australian university to be featured in the list.
UTS Business Dean Professor Carl Rhodes said being recognised alongside the world’s leading institutions in responsible management was an honour and testament to the passion and dedication of our academics and teaching staff who are working to help business and organisations make better decisions to promote economic and social wellbeing
“While UTS Business School has always had a strong focus on working closely with business to apply practical, evidence-based expertise to critical issues of public interest, it’s pleasing to see that impact recognised internationally,” he said.
“It’s even more heartening given we’re just two years into launching our distinctive strategic vision to be a socially-committed business school focused on developing and sharing knowledge for an innovative, sustainable and prosperous economy in a fairer world.”
The award recognised the School’s broad spectrum of ESG-focused initiatives, including its focus on education as a pathway to individual mobility, social diversity and economic equality; the development of dynamic, work-integrated curriculum centred on equipping students with critical skills in technology, innovation and social responsibility; and an innovative research portfolio spanning a range of themes including diversity, health and wellbeing and combating the challenges of climate change.