Vice-Chancellor

Our University

Welcome to the University of Tasmania (UTAS).

The notion of partnership characterises the way we operate at UTAS.

Our primary partnership is between staff and students who work together in the areas of core business for UTAS: achieving excellence in teaching and learning and research. UTAS offers one of the widest range of courses in Australia (more than 100 undergraduate courses), in an environment where each student can enter into a partnership with staff to achieve their goals.

UTAS has adopted a strategy of preserving and developing teaching and learning and research of national and international significance in areas that take advantage of our location in the state of Tasmania.

We work with universities around the world to offer students an international experience as part of their study - UTAS has exchange arrangements with institutions in more than 90 countries throughout Europe, Asia and North America. We also work with researchers in many countries on issues that have international significance. A tiny sample of some of the work that UTAS researchers and post-graduate students are involved in include global warming (with NASA), tourism in China, aquaculture in Vietnam, forestry in Indonesia, computing in Korea, cardiovascular disease with the World Health Organisation and mineral resources projects in 17 countries.

We have a formal partnership arrangement with the Tasmanian State Government and work with local and state government to develop Tasmania economically, socially and culturally.

Whatever your goals, I'd like to invite you to explore our website and discover how, together, we can achieve great things.

Professor Peter Rathjen,
Vice-Chancellor