Our results speak for themselves

World class study


#1
More teaching awards than any other Australian university
2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching
Top
2%
of universities world-wide


4th
oldest university in Australia, celebrating 125 years in 2015
 

The University of Tasmania is classed within the top two per cent of Universities worldwide and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching.

In 2015 alone, six University of Tasmania academics were given citations in the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching – the highest number for any Australian university. This recognition emphasises the high calibre of education offered across the breadth of academic disciplines at the University of Tasmania.

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

World class research

Our island location offers exciting research opportunities rarely found elsewhere. Here, you can take advantage of a contained, socio-ecological system in which to observe and understand some of the most significant challenges facing Australia and the world.

Our location also offers us privileged partnerships with state government as well as agencies such as CSIRO and the Australian Antarctic Division, providing a rich intellectual environment and access to specialist facilities.

We embrace research that benefits communities: the University of Tasmania' research is global in scope, with distinct Tasmanian specialisations.

Changing Oceans - Gretta Pecl

Key facts about our research



#317
2016 THE World University Rankings

#370
2016 QS World University
Rankings

#292
2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities

World class lifestyle

Tasmania is a microcosm of culture and activity and boasts some of the world’s best food and produce, outstanding natural beauty, world-class art and culture, and a rich history. Tasmania is a vibrant and diverse state that offers a lifestyle that is uniquely special in the modern world.

The world-renowned Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is the focal point for the happening cultural arts scene in Tasmania. As well as this, Tasmania hosts an impressive year long list of eclectic festivals and cultural events, which means there is always something happening to stimulate the senses and especially the taste buds.

Perhaps most well renowned is Tasmania’s natural beauty. As an Island, there is never any end to the number of beaches one can explore. But the beauty doesn’t stop at the coast; Tasmania is also well renowned for its rugged mountains and dramatic landscapes that awe and inspire.

Tasmania not only provides the vivacity of urban living and culture but also offers secluded natural beauty: it is truly the best of both worlds. Come and discover for yourself why Tasmania is listed as number four in the Lonely Planet ‘Top Ten’ best places to visit in the world.

Embracing our dark heart - the University of Tasmania at Dark Mofo 2015

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