Founded in 1890, the University of Tasmania has a rich and proud history, it is the fourth oldest university in Australia and this vintage earns us the prestigious title of a sandstone university; one of the nation's oldest tertiary institutions.
The University of Tasmania is classed within the top two per cent of Universities worldwide and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching.In 2015 alone, six University of Tasmania academics were given citations in the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching – the highest number for any Australian university. This recognition emphasises the high calibre of education offered across the breadth of academic disciplines at the University of Tasmania.
Our island location offers exciting research opportunities rarely found elsewhere. Here, you can take advantage of a contained, socio-ecological system in which to observe and understand some of the most significant challenges facing Australia and the world.
Our location also offers us privileged partnerships with state government as well as agencies such as CSIRO and the Australian Antarctic Division, providing a rich intellectual environment and access to specialist facilities.We embrace research that benefits communities: the University of Tasmania' research is global in scope, with distinct Tasmanian specialisations.
The notion of partnership characterises the way we operate. Our primary partnership is between staff and students who work together in the areas of core business: achieving excellence in teaching and learning and research.
The University of Tasmania continues a long tradition of excellence and commitment to free inquiry in the creation, preservation, communication and application of knowledge, and to scholarship that is global in scope, distinctive in its specialisations and that reflects our Tasmanian character.The University will provide leadership within its community, thereby contributing to the cultural, economic and social development of Tasmania through its Statement of Values.
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Students living in residence are five times more likely to complete their degree. Living in a supported student community is a great way to experience university life. You can choose what suits you – shared apartments or college/hall type residence. Single rooms provide privacy when you need it.
The Library Future Vision to 2025 sets out aspirations:
The UniDoctors health centre offers bulk billing to healthcare card holders who are students at the University of Tasmania. To make an appointment with a medical doctor, call into the clinic in the Union Building.
The University of Tasmania has campuses within the three main regions of Tasmania – Hobart in the south, Launceston in the north and Burnie in the north-west – ensuring full representation throughout the state. Our campuses make the most of Tasmania's geographical advantages including rivers, mountains and beaches and are close to business hubs and public facilities. In 2006 the University expanded, establishing two campuses in Sydney – Darlinghurst and Rozelle.
The University of Tasmania is accredited with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses to Overseas Students (CRICOS)
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