Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor

Partnerships pivotal to our success

The end of 2014 sees the Higher Education sector in Australia preoccupied with the potential brave new world of deregulation. While the University of Tasmania must anticipate unique opportunities and challenges associated with our privileged situation on the island, we look forward confident that the three core priorities of our strategic plan Open to Talent – research, students and community – provide an appropriate foundation. Read more

Cougar II

Wind in our sails

No less an event than the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race will kick off the University of Tasmania’s 125th anniversary celebrations

Student athletes

Young guns

Tasmanian students are starring on international athletics’ biggest stages


Living longer

Keys to living longer

Menzies Research Institute Tasmania experts provide tips to live healthier and longer

Inspiring doctors

Inspiring young doctors

Training to be a doctor is hard work – five years of intensive study after completing secondary school.

Indigenous presence

A bold appointment

New Pro Vice-Chancellor determined to increase the University’s Aboriginal presence

Path to bigger things

Path to bigger things

University and State Government team up to inspire young students

Open Day

A perfect open day

Thousands flock to University of Tasmania campuses across the state

Science Innovation

Fresh partnerships

Fresh partnerships

$4.5 million research project to increase healthy food choices just one of many successful initiatives

Antarctic mystery

Going under the sea ice

Researchers are using revolutionary techniques to understand the depths of the frozen ocean

New Literature


The Making of MONA

David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art, discovered you can’t put a label on MONA

Richard Flanagan

The long road to success

Richard Flanagan recently became the first Tasmanian, and only the fourth Australian, to win the world’s biggest book prize


Robotics an exciting ride

Engineering students are embracing autonomous technology

Story app

App has own story to tell

PhD student Michelle Somerton is using modern tools to learn from the past

Bubbles soccer

Bounce in their step

Engineering students embracing innovation and teamwork

Community Impact

Mind muscles

Mind muscles

Investigation Awards are encouraging budding scientists to pursue their studies

Health study

Health across the ages

One of Australia’s longest-running public health studies is about to enter a new phase

All-Launceston Rugby 7s team

Fast track to winners' circle

University of Tasmania athletes trod a well-worn path to the podium at the Australian University Games in Sydney

Building projects

Building for the future

A prototype for new student apartments showcases the University’s cutting-edge research, skills and training at work in the real world

Domain house

House proud again

Domain House getting a full makeover to restore her charms

3MT finals

You can learn a lot in three minutes

PhD candidates compete in the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition