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Work in the laboratory is just the beginning - the real impact of research is in changing the world! Research makes the University of Tasmania relevant, progressive and central to Tasmania's social and economic well-being.

We have three world class research institutes at the University of Tasmania - The Menzies Institute for Medical Research, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the Australian Maritime College (AMC).

The University of Tasmania is ranked within the top 10 Australian Research Universities and conducts high impact research across a broad range of disciplines including Arts, Business, Education, Health, Law, Science, Engineering and Technology - a selection of which can be found below.

If you would like any further information, or are interested in supporting a field or discipline not listed, we welcome conversations and enquiries – please contact us by phone on +61 3 6226 1920, or via email through

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is globally recognised as being a centre for excellence and is a founding member of the Internal Association of Maritime Universities. Our multi-million dollar suite of specialist teaching, learning and research facilities are internationally acclaimed and are utilised by government bodies and maritime-related businesses world-wide. In addition, our professionally experienced, teaching and research staff have extremely strong industry links.

Visit the AMC website.

Geolocation Journeys is an innovative collaboration between marine predator researchers at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and artists at the Tasmanian College of the Arts.

This Science+Arts initiative uses ‘retired' geolocators used to track Southern Ocean marine predators, such as albatrosses, seals, and penguins and crafts them into unique, handcrafted pieces of jewellery. All donated funds will be used to purchase new geolocators for future tracking studies that will allow scientists to uncover foraging movements of marine predators and identify regions of the ocean that are of high ecological significance. Visit the Geolocation Journeys website.

IMAS is a centre of excellence for marine and Antarctic research. Our research cuts across traditional scientific and social scientific boundaries. We are dedicated to enhancing environmental understanding and facilitating thoughtful and sustainable development for the benefit of Australia and the world.

Our world-class research and degree programs draw upon the natural advantages of Tasmania as the gateway to the vast temperate marine environment, the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic. Tasmania is home to one of the world's largest critical masses of marine and Antarctic researchers. Visit the IMAS website.

Menzies exists to perform internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for Tasmanians. They are dedicated to continuing to improve the health outcomes for all Tasmanians and are grateful and proud that the Tasmanian community embraces Menzies. Visit the Menzies website.

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal (STDA) is the central fundraiser for the Tasmanian devil, administered through the University of Tasmania. Working in partnership with the Tasmanian and Australian governments and the Zoo and Aquarium Association, the Appeal is the philanthropic arm of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and delivers funds to high-calibre research and monitoring programs. Visit the STDP homepage.

Dementia is the leading health and social care issue of the 21st century. Over 48 million people live with dementia across the globe, and many do not have access to quality care and information.

The Wicking Centre is an integrated dementia centre, active in seeking to improve the lives of people with dementia and their careers. Our research covers fields such as neuroscience, medicine, nursing, psychology and sociology, health, economics and policy.

When making a donation to the Wicking Centre your generosity will help support future dementia research and education. Visit the Wicking Centre website.

Wombats are one of Australia's most iconic marsupials. However, sarcoptic mange is one of the biggest conservation threats to wombats across Australia. The disease is caused by a mite that burrows into the skin of wombats causing hair loss, skin thickening and a slow decline in health till eventual death.

Through our research we aim to develop improved approaches to managing this disease in wombat populations. This includes sequencing the wombat genome to develop new and innovative techniques, which will enable us to gain important new insights including how mange impacts the wombat immune system, and how the mange mite was introduced to Australia.