Community engagement has many meanings
For UTAS at Launceston, Community Engagement is about developing and strengthening links between UTAS and the environment in which it operates and the communities it serves. While UTAS is committed to its core roles of education and research it recognises the importance of harnessing community expertise to achieve mutual benefits and build strategic partnerships that contribute to community development, prosperity and social well being.
In addition to developing partnerships that enhance the learning opportunities for potential and existing students, UTAS, through effective engagement, aims to provide leadership and support for initiatives that fulfil the mutual needs of UTAS and its numerous communities. UTAS aims to improve the way it interacts with the community and stakeholders.
UTAS at Launceston significantly impacts the economic, social and cultural environment of northern Tasmania.
UTAS delivers a diverse range of tertiary programs to over 5000 students, conducts vital research and adds capacity and capability to the region. With over 800 staff, UTAS is a major employer that injects millions of dollars into the regional economy.