About us

The Australian Technology Network (ATN) is made up of four of the country’s most innovative and enterprising universities: the University of Technology Sydney, RMIT University, the University of South Australia and Curtin University.

ATN universities typically have deep expertise in the application and interpretation of the latest technologies and big data. They couple these strengths with a commitment to social justice, meaning they excel at projects that seek to improve social and economic outcomes through harnessing the transformative power of technological disruption.

The ATN are ‘research intensive’ universities, and feature teams that lead the world in their respective fields of discovery. Importantly, they are dedicated to making a real-world, practical impact through their research, often in partnership with industry.

This industry focus permeates their cutting-edge approach to teaching, ensuring students are connected with the workforce during their time at university and ‘work-ready’ upon graduation for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Professor Attila BrungsProfessor Attila Brungs

ATN Chair & UTS Vice Chancellor & President

Professor Brungs is a Rhodes Scholar with a Doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry from Oxford University and a University Medal in Industrial Chemistry from the University of New South Wales.

Some of Professor Brungs’ present key appointments include the StartupAus Board, NSW Vice-Chancellor’s Committee; Chair, UniProjects; and the Federal Government’s National University Precincts Advisory Committee and many more. His experience includes many distinguished past board and committee memberships, including not-for-profit organisations, in addition to numerous state and federal government and institutional appointments.

Professor Attila BrungsLuke Sheehy

ATN Executive Director

Luke Sheehy is the Executive Director of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN).

Luke has previously been a senior policy adviser to the Minister for Tertiary Education and Shadow Minister for Education and Training.

He has also held a number of executive roles in the tertiary education and business community, including Education Innovation and Strategy Consultant, Asian Development Bank; Member Board of Directors, National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA); Director Collaboration & Partnerships and Advisor Government Relations, Swinburne University.



The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology.

They are known for their industry focus, practice-based teaching and learning, real world research and location.

With state-of-the-art campuses and facilities, UTS prides itself on preparing students to become global thinkers, leaders and innovators.


RMIT University is a global university of technology and design and one of Australia's original tertiary institutions.

Based in Melbourne, it has a global reputation for excellence in practical education, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the needs of industry.

RMIT is a leader in engineering, accounting and finance, computer science and information systems, communication and media studies, psychology, education, law and economics.


The Univeristy of South Australia (UniSA) is Australia’s University of Enterprise; engaged with the world and responsive to its needs. With more than 33,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest 

Since its foundation in 1991, UniSA has earned a reputation for innovation, adaptability and smart planning. Their ethos has always been to make a difference in the wider world by contributing to local, national and global communities through our research and innovation and through the education of quality graduates ready to make their mark.


Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population.

With campuses in Malaysia and Singapore as well as face-to-face teaching in a number of countries, Curtin has a strong commitment to international engagement. This cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to the campus atmosphere, preparing all graduates to live and work effectively in an increasingly global environment.