UTAS has achieved a ranking of 326th university in the world, a rise of 80 places from the 2010 result and the highest for around a decade.
The 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities' (formerly the Shanghai Jiao Tong University) recently released results place UTAS tenth in Australia.
Professor Paddy Nixon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), said the result was very encouraging.
"This reflects our improving research performance over a number of years.
"These international rankings have significant implications beyond the recognition of our research excellence; they raise our international profile and visibility, recognise the quality of our staff, impact our ability to attract new and retain existing academic staff, and they unquestionably reflect our fundamental commitment to excellence in both education and research.
"It is therefore a result that UTAS can be rightly proud of and which reflects a growing energy within our academic community," he said.
"At the mid-year point in 2012 we are beginning to see the broader impact of UTAS' renewed focus on research."
Prof Nixon recognised in particular improved research grant and publication support, improved operational performance and improved higher degree outcomes.
"I would like to recognise and applaud the commitment shown by the academic community to the development of the University of Tasmania."
Image: Professor Paddy Nixon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).