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The University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Rufus Black
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Campus locations

  • Hobart
  • Cradle Coast
  • Launceston
  • Sydney




A quality education in an extraordinary location
The University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest university in Australia, established in 1890. Our university is highly regarded for teaching and academic excellence. Our diverse range of degrees, student exchanges, and learning experiences offer students excellent preparation for their future careers. Our lecturers and tutors have the opportunity to engage with students individually and offer the personalised advice and guidance not always available at larger institutions.

We offer students on-campus accommodation and access to many societies and sports teams.

We believe life as a student is about more than attending class. There is plenty to do beyond our campuses too, whether it is enjoying Tasmania’s vibrant arts culture or exploring our State’s unique natural beauty.

Global connections
Our growing student population includes some 7,000 international students drawn from more than 100 countries. Our students have the opportunity to apply for student exchange or overseas study at more than 100 universities around the world.

A focus on excellence
The University of Tasmania is ranked in the top 350 universities in the world and is Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence, receiving more teaching awards than any other Australian university.
In the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Tasmania jumped eight places to be ranked 284th internationally (ARWU 2017). The QS World University Rankings result of 287 is another leap forward for our university, climbing seven places and ranking among the best in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences and Agriculture and Forestry. Read more about our rankings here.

Our research
Our research impacts the future prosperity of society and the environment through innovative new ideas. Our research focuses on five themes, and our leadership in these areas is demonstrated through our research institutes, including the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, the Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, and the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science. The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre and the Australian Maritime College are housed at the University.