A university for Tasmania, from Tasmania.
Since the very beginning, our mission has been to improve the lives of Tasmanians and care for our island home. But we also look outward to make distinctive contributions to the world’s challenges from our unique vantage point here in Tasmania.
Living on an island, we work to be sustainable in everything we do. We know that the Aboriginal people stewarded the island sustainability for tens of thousands of years and we seek to build a future for the island together with them. It is our mission to see Tasmania’s quality of life and environmental values become a model for a more sustainable world.
Home to both pristine wilderness and vibrant cities, Tasmania is a very special place. As a university, it shapes everything we do. Our island informs our teaching, our research, and our unique ways of thinking. We have a distinctive culture that produces thinkers, writers, artists, and musicians, whose influence is felt around the globe.
Our location also gives us unique research strengths that are hard to replicate, with access to extraordinary wilderness on land, at sea and in the Antarctic and some of the finest agricultural land and most diverse geologies in the world. With a proud maritime heritage, we continue to train the nation’s seafarers and design the next generation of vessels for above and below the seas. Having an unrivalled vantage of the Southern skies, we do unique work in astronomy and astrophysics.
At the University of Tasmania, we commit to making our students more than a number, and the island our campus. Through our dedicated teaching staff and class sizes, everyone gets the support they need to thrive. We also offer scholarships and pathways to nurture each individual learning journey.
Our global connections
We work with like-minded partners from all around the world. The special qualities of our island draw 7,000 international students to study with us in Tasmania and abroad. Students here take Tasmania to the world with exchanges and overseas study at more than 100 universities.
As a university, we are always striving to make our island and our world a better place. The work of our dedicated researchers has a real impact. They lead the way in Antarctic science, dementia studies, marine conservation, forestry, agricultural technology, and more.
Our research leadership is demonstrated through our leading institutes and centres. These include the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, the Australian Maritime College, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, the Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, and the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science.
Above all, we pursue our research because we believe that pushing back the boundaries of knowledge matters in itself and that for a sustainable for Tasmania and the world we will need new knowledge, products, services and jobs to create a truly circular and inclusive economy and society. The global excellence of work is well recognised in the many schemes that evaluate research performance.