Working with us
The Centre for Cosmopolitan and Civil Societies (CCS) seeks students interested in addressing the following focus areas:
- social action
- community capacity building
- migration, cultural diversity and cosmopolitan civil societies
- nonprofit and community organisations.
Further information is available on applying to study at UTS as a postgraduate research student:
Members of the CCS are involved in UTS' Community Management Program. UTS is Australia's premier centre for research and teaching in nonprofit and community organisations. The Community Management program forms the University's flagship teaching program for people working in these areas.
The Masters, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses provide an opportunity to study, at a professional level, those factors contributing to the effective management of nonprofit organisations. The program has been modelled along the lines of the MBA and offers subjects in financial management, human resources, law, fundraising and strategy, while at the same time being grounded in understandings and research about this class of organisations. In addtion to these skills, participants develop an understanding of this 'third sector' and its social and economic context, and are introduced to ways of thinking systematically about nonprofit organisations and their management. Participants also gain knowledge of the range of nonprofit organisations, their structure and distinguishing features.
As a Research Centre, CCS is dedicated to high quality scholarly research, especially in partnership with civil society organisations, and the enhancement of social knowledge and practice, through its study of cosmopolitan civil societies in a global context. CCS has resources and expertise within its research framework to offer funding partners and UTS has specific mechanisms to help community and industry organisations partner with CCS researchers to achieve outcomes.
UTS aims to facilitate high value partnerships between external organisations and our researchers by setting up research agreements which provide innovative, flexible and effective solutions to commercially or socially important problems. These partnerships can last anywhere from six months to five years or more, and deliver specific value to the funding partner.
The UTS Industry Engagement and Commercialisation (IEC) team is the central contact point for engagement between the University and its external partners. Through its collective past experiences members of the IEC team have a clear understanding of our partners' needs and are open to new proposals and ways to do business. Find out more about partnering with UTS.
If you are interested in engaging with CCS, please complete IEC's project enquiry form and you will receive a response from an IEC team member within two working days.