The University of Tasmania (UTAS), founded in 1890, is a university working out of Tasmania. UTAS is committed to the creation, preservation, communication and application of knowledge, as well as excellence in all teaching, research and scholarly activities. It offers a range of courses such as environmental studies, Tasmanian literature, and so on. Its research is integral to its identity and sense of purpose and is ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia. It aims at creating life-changing, life-shaping experiences for students providing them the foundation to build their careers and lives.