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University of Tasmania (UTAS): About UTAS

In 2012, UTAS was named in the Top 10 Australian Universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012).

The University of Tasmania has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s foremost teaching and research institutions. With a history spanning almost 125 years, the university is ranked in the top ten research universities in Australia and in the top two per cent of universities in the world*.

With more than 29,000 students, the University provides a creative and stimulating environment, providing opportunities for our students to engage in an international learning experience through student exchanges and a multicultural campus life.

Beyond the student experience, the University’s community is strengthened by a network of more than 90,000 alumni spanning more than 120 countries, and is underpinned by collaborative partnerships with other organisations who share our strategic outlook.

While maintaining a distinctive Tasmanian identity, our programs and research are international in scope, vision and standards.


Tasmania is Australia’s unique island state. Less than two hours from Sydney and one hour from Melbourne, Tasmania is known for its friendly welcoming people; pleasant temperate climate; easy access to wilderness and heritage; and a cosmopolitan lifestyle with a strong arts culture.


* In 2012 and 2013 the University of Tasmania received more teaching awards than any other Australian university (Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching)

* In 2013, the University was ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia and the top two percent in the world (ARWU, 2013)

* The QS Stars 2013 rankings awarded the University five stars for internationalisation and teaching

* In the 2013 Good Universities’ Guide, the University was given a five star rating for staff-to-student ratios

* In 2015 the University of Tasmania will celebrate its 125th anniversary

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013

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