The 2011 University of Tasmania Annual Report is now available.
In 2011 UTAS, under the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, articulated its first Statement of Values, a description of our culture that provided foundation for a new strategic plan. The plan, Open to Talent, was the subject of widespread consultation both within and outside the University, a process captured in a green paper released for feedback in December.
Structured community engagement and a notable strengthening of the professoriate in the north and northwest brought new vigour and fresh eyes to our regional activities. Student numbers at the Cradle Coast campus reached 1,000 for the first time.
Transfer to the University of the title for Domain House in December returned us to our historical origins and will underpin the expansion into the Hobart CBD. Construction work started on the second stage of the Medical Science Precinct and the new home of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies on the waterfront at Salamanca. Planning began for 770 NRAS-funded student apartments across the state.