Global Engagement


The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is an institution of global standing and impact. Ranked in the top 2% of the world's universities and in the top ten Australian research universities, UTAS has a growing reputation as one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions.

For our more than 29,000 students, UTAS offers a truly international curricula and student experience. Students have broad access to a diverse range of global student exchanges, learning support programs, work placements and other learning experiences designed to prepare them for opportunities across the world. UTAS also offers a small number of high-quality teaching programs offshore, in partnership with world-recognised institutions.

It isn't just our distinctive student experience that sets us apart. At UTAS, our researchers make exceptional contributions to the achievement of our aspirations, creating new ideas and new knowledge, contributing to future prosperity via innovative approaches to the issues impacting our society and environment. UTAS provides international leadership in four thematic research areas, each of which addresses and contributes to resolving global challenges, exploits the unique character of Tasmania and has both intellectual and social impact nationally and internationally. 

These thematic strengths lie in:

  • Creativity and Society
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Marine, Maritime and Antarctic

Beyond the student experience, the University's community is strengthened by a network of more than 90,000 alumni spanning more than 120 countries. Our alumni are well-respected, working across industry, governments, the not-for-profit sector and and other universities..

UTAS' success as a global university is underpinned by collaborative partnerships with individuals, universities and other organisations who share our strategic outlook. These partnerships are founded on the co-creation of  opportunities for both teaching and research collaboration, and bring together people who share our passion for high-impact outcomes.

While maintaining a distinctive Tasmanian identity, UTAS programs and research are international in scope, vision and standards – it is this strength combined with a rich heritage that guarantees UTAS' greatest achievements are still to come.

On the following pages you can discover more about the University and our global engagement opportunities and programs, and we invite you to contact us for further information.