Tasmanian Policy Exchange

Working with government to shape Tasmania's future

The University of Tasmania was founded over 130 years ago to serve the Tasmanian community and remains deeply committed to working with and for Tasmanians in new and creative ways to contribute to a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable future.

The Tasmanian Policy Exchange (TPE) was established in 2020 as a strategic initiative to enhance the University's capacity to make timely and informed contributions to policy issues and debates which will shape Tasmania's future.

The TPE is developing and testing an innovative place-based and outcomes-focused model of engagement to work with government and community partners to identify and address significant issues where the University can make a positive impact on Tasmania's future.

The 'Exchange' is not a stand-alone research centre but works with external partners to establish and frame priority policy questions, before working with staff from across the University of Tasmania to develop evidence-based policy options and longer-term collaborations.