Core Partner: The University of Tasmania


The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is a public research  university primarily located in Tasmania, Australia. Officially founded in  1890, it was the fourth university to be established in Australia,  although Christ College, which became affiliated with the university in 1929,  was established in 1846 and remains the oldest form of higher education in the  country. The University of Tasmania is a sandstone university and is a member of  the international Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Association  of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning.

The university offers various undergraduate and graduate  programs in a range of disciplines, and has links with 20 specialist research  institutes, cooperative research centers and faculty based research centers;  many of which are regarded as nationally and internationally competitive  leaders. The university's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies have  strongly contributed to the university's multiple 5 rating scores (well above  world standard) for excellence in research awarded by the Australian Research  Council. The University also delivers tertiary education at the Australian  Maritime College, the national center for maritime education, training and  research.

The university is highly regarded for its commitment to  excellence in learning and teaching. It was ranked in the top 10 research  universities in Australia and in the top two per cent of universities worldwide  in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The university also received more  teaching awards than any other Australian university by the Australian  Government Office for Learning and Teaching in 2012

The University's national and international reputation  is reflected by its top-10 standing as a recipient of research funding in  Australia, and reaffirms its place in the top 2 per cent of research  institutions in the world. The University is ranked 305th according to the  Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2015.

The University's research strengths take advantage of  these capabilities and Tasmania's unique characteristics, including its natural  environment and geographical location. They lie in the thematic areas of  Environment, Resources and Sustainability; Creativity, Culture and Society;  Health; Marine, Antarctic and Maritime; and Data, Knowledge and  Decision-making.