Why choose UTAS?

A world-class university...

The University of Tasmania has continued its sustained climb in high profile international rankings systems in 2016, confirming its place amongst the best universities in the world.

In the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the University of Tasmania jumped 13 places to be rated 292nd internationally. This places the University in the top 2% of universities world-wide and reaffirms its reputation as a premier research institution.

The QS World University Rankings result of 370 is another leap forward for the University, climbing 7 places and ranking amongst the best in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences and Agriculture and Forestry. Another seven disciplines were highly ranked in the QS Rankings, including Philosophy, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Sociology, Education, Geography and Medicine.

The University’s consistent world-class performance across a breadth of disciplines is a testament to the strength and diversity of its research. The World University Rankings released by Times Higher Education (THE) also reflect the University’s achievements as a world leader in research, placing it in the top 350 universities in the world.

With some of the best teachers in the country...

In addition, in the last two years we have received more teaching awards than any other Australian university.^

With programs embedded within local and national industries, and additional campuses in Sydney and China, our students gain practical learning and research opportunities recognised around the globe.

"We commit to excellence in teaching because we know it underpins
not only the experience of our students, but the quality of our graduates."

Professor David Sadler, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students & Education)

Spectacular student life...

Life as a University of Tasmania student is much more than attending lectures and tutorials. It is also about meeting new people, creating a life-long network of colleagues and friends, having fun, developing new skills and ways of thinking, connecting with industry and the community, and creating a happy and healthy life.

All our campuses offer on-campus accommodation, clubs, societies and sporting options.

In a pristine environment...

Separated from mainland Australia by the 240 kilometres (150 miles) stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is a land apart – a green island of wild, mountainous and beautiful landscapes; friendly, welcoming people; temperate climate; quality cool-climate wines and food; a spirited history; and a creative arts community – all wrapped up in a relaxed lifestyle.

More than 40 per cent of the island is protected as World Heritage Area, national parks and reserves. And because Tasmania is so compact it is easy to walk through an ancient alpine meadow in the morning, catch some action on the wild ski fields in the afternoon and be on a pure white beach for an early evening stroll.

Tasmania’s population supports a world-class symphony orchestra, some of the world's best art and museums, a festival of island cultures, and a wild mid-winter festival that celebrates their Antarctic connections.

Tasmania is never crowded, and its historic towns and seaside villages are dispersed across an area about the size of Ireland or West Virginia. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit), while winter’s average is a mild 12 degrees Celsius (52 degrees Fahrenheit).^^

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* Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2016, QS World University Rankings, 2016 and Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015 (ARWU).

^ The Office of Learning and Teaching, Australian Government, 2014, 2015.

^^ Content courtesy of Tourism Australia