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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.

Location:

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.

Achievements:

* 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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