University of Tasmania


The University of Tasmania is based in an archipelago to the south of the Australian mainland, at the far southern end of the world.  Our students are immersed in a vibrant campus lifestyle filled with hands-on learning and adventure. We have campuses in the distinct regions of Tasmania: Hobart in the South, Launceston in the North, and Burnie in the North-West. We also have a specialized Nursing campus in Sydney. Our campuses make the most of each region’s strengths.  We currently have close to 51,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying with us, 5,100 of whom are international. Our research strengths take advantage of Tasmania's unique characteristics, including its natural environment and geographical location. Over ninety-five per cent of our research rates at or above world standards; we are among the Top 10 Australian universities based on research income; and we are a recognised leader in industry-driven collaborative research.  

Located in one of five recognised ‘gateways’ to the South Polar region, the University plays a key role in the Antarctic sector. The palawa people have known the far southern regions since time immemorial, through the wind, weather, ocean, migrating animals and atmospheric phenomena. Hobart boasts several internationally significant Antarctic institutions, including the federal government’s Australian Antarctic Division, and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. The harbour and airport are the arrival and departure point for numerous Antarctic ships and planes, and the city hosts the biennial Australian Antarctic Festival. The University’s Antarctic research spans the whole institution, from science and engineering, through medicine and psychology, to tourism and the arts, with a concentration of researchers in the internationally renowned Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. With collaborative partners across the globe, we deliver our Antarctic and related research to users across multiple governments, industries, institutions, and communities.  


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Facts and figures

Year Established 1890
Total Number of Staff 3000
Number of Academic Staff 2100
Number of Students 51000
Focus Areas

-'Oceans and Cryosphere Interactions'  

-'Resilient and Regenerative Ecosystems' 

-'Human Engagements with Antarctica'  

-'Polar Workforce' and  

- 'Antarctic, Remote and Maritime Medicine' 

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Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes
Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Journalism and information (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Law (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (others)
Architecture and building (broad programmes)
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Social work and counselling
Environmental protection (broad programmes)