Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Technology Sydney, University of Technology Sydney

As Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Technology, Sydney, Professor Attila Brungs, is the university's Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible to the UTS Council for the effective management of the University.

Professor Brungs key responsibilities include:
* the strategic positioning of UTS and building the external profile of the University, both in Australia and internationally
* developing and communicating a clear vision for UTS and inspiring the University community to work together to achieve strategic objectives
* connecting and engaging with the community, industry and government
* establishing broad planning targets and priorities
* playing a leading role in the development of public higher education policy in Australia
* pursuing the interests of UTS and the higher education sector at the highest levels of government, industry and the community.

Professor Brungs has been a researcher in both industry and academia, with interests in the area of heterogeneous catalysis. In 2013 Professor Brungs was appointed as a member of the ARC Advisory Council, he is also a member of a number of national committees such as the federal government’s Research Data Infrastructure Committee.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UTS in September 2009, Professor Brungs was General Manager, Science Investment, Strategy and Performance at CSIRO. His role incorporated the determination of broad research direction and resource allocation, performance monitoring of CSIRO research programs including its flagship programs, and the development and implementation of organisational strategy.

Before joining CSIRO in 2002 Professor Brungs was a senior manager at McKinsey and Co, managing teams in North America, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He has also been on the board of a number of entities including not-for-profit organisations such as Greening Australia NSW.

Professor Brungs is a Rhodes Scholar, with a Doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry from Oxford University, and recipient of the University Medal in Industrial Chemistry from UNSW.


  • –present
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President (Research), University Technology Sydney


    University of Oxford, Doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry