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Our University

Honouring our first people and their ongoing contribution.

We acknowledge the palawa and Gadigal, the traditional owners of the land on which we live and work, and recognise their enduring culture. We also recognise that decisions about the future shape of Aboriginal education and research here are, first and foremost, ones to be made by Aboriginal leaders within the University, in discussion with other senior leaders. We seek the wisdom of Aboriginal leaders with their deep knowledge of country as we explore how to be a university that has place as the centre of its thinking.

Welcome to the University of Tasmania.

The University of Tasmania plays a fundamental role in shaping the social, cultural and economic future of the State, working in partnership with communities, government and industry. We are very much committed to creating a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable future for the island.

Our mission is to make a difference for lutruwita/Tasmania, and from Tasmania to the world. Place shapes our mission and how we deliver it. It starts with Tasmania because that is our home, but it does not end there. Being the University of Tasmania makes us a university for Tasmania but also one where we do things from Tasmania. Our unique location, our island character and our complex history bring both the obligation and the opportunity to make a distinctive global contribution.

How we will work towards achieving this mission is set out in our University Strategic Plan 2019-2024 (PDF 2.5MB).