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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



Achieve the extraordinary

Welcome to the University of Tasmania, the fourth oldest university in Australia, established in 1890. At the University of Tasmania, we’ve made the pursuit of the extraordinary a never-ending commitment.

An island of excellence

Our ranking in both international and national research tables reflects our willingness to constantly challenge ourselves. We’ve never been afraid to take on the world – something we pass on to each of our more than 30,000 local, national and international students.

From our stunning island home we’re free to think on a bigger scale – which we do. Our campuses in Hobart, Launceston and the Cradle Coast allow us to engage with the Tasmanian community and utilise the very best of our island’s natural and built resources to deliver high-quality education and research. With a diverse range of
undergraduate and postgraduate programs we also have campuses in Sydney and offshore programs in Asia.

Global connections

Our growing student population includes some 6,000 international students drawn from more than 100 countries. We offer transnational education programs in Malaysia, China and Hong Kong and students can travel the world. We work with more than 90 institutions in 30

Our research

Through the creation of new ideas, innovation and knowledge, the research we undertake impacts the future prosperity of society and the environment at the local, national and global level. We provide
international leadership in five thematic areas:
- Environment, Resources and Sustainability
- Creativity, Culture and Society
- Better Health
- Marine, Antarctic and Maritime
- Data, Knowledge and Decisions

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 (IMAS), the Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), and the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS). The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre and the Australian Maritime College (AMC) are housed at the University. Each theme addresses and contributes to resolving global challenges, exploits the unique character of Tasmania, has both intellectual and social impact and contributes to the public policy debates nationally and internationally.