For Tasmania and from Tasmania
The University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest university in Australia, established in 1890. Our university is highly regarded for teaching and academic excellence. Place shapes our mission and how we do it. Being the University of Tasmania makes us both a university for Tasmania and one where we do things from Tasmania. We have an incredible natural environment close at hand and the possibilities to provide a truly immersive experience for students.
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.
Our student population includes some 5,000 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 is ranked 201+ internationally (ARWU 2019). The QS World University Rankings result of 287 places us among the best in the world for earth and marine sciences and agriculture and forestry.
The latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation has us ranked well above world standard in 25 fields of research.
Our research impacts the future prosperity of society and the environment through innovative new ideas. It 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.