About University of Tasmania
Your university years are not just about study, let’s be honest. You need a balance between hard work and plenty of play. And Tasmania is the perfect playground. Being an island, we are surrounded by waterways. Think yachts, kayaking, swimming and surfing.
We have more reserved wilderness than any other place on the planet – and it’s right on the doorstep of our cities. Hiking, mountain biking, climbing and camping are an easy afternoon or weekend activity. And we have animals here that simply don’t exist anywhere else in the world. This place is pristine and quite simply, beautiful.
But if the city is more your style, Tasmania has you covered. Our food, art and culture scene is a hot topic in tourism mags across the globe. For good reason. We have award winning festivals year round, stunning streetscapes, and a café culture that never stops.
The best thing is, the close proximity of the Uni to Tasmania’s numerous drawcards allows more time for you to get amongst it. Oh – and we’ve got the cleanest air in the world… perfect for blowing away the cobwebs from a big night (on the text books).
Our ranking in the top two per cent of universities worldwide reflects our willingness to constantly challenge ourselves. We’ve never been afraid to take on the world – something we pass on to each of our more than 29,000 local, national and international students. Throughout their careers, this underpins the success of the 90,000 alumni we have spread across more than 120 countries.
There are a number of great reasons why our students and researchers choose to study and work at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), including:
Excellence in learning and teaching
The University of Tasmania is one of Australia's premier universities for teaching excellence, receiving in 2015 more teaching awards than any other university. With a curriculum focused on developing multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, as well as global perspective and social responsibility, the University of Tasmania graduates are equipped and inspired to respond to opportunities and challenges in an ever changing world. The University of Tasmania provides exceptional facilities, an enviable campus lifestyle and an international reputation for excellence which means a degree from us is globally recognised.
Excellence in research
UTAS is committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, with research activity and expertise that is recognised globally. In 2015, the University was ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia and in the top 2% of universities worldwide. With a focus on research leadership, the University of Tasmania provides a dynamic environment for students wishing to pursue a research career, with ready access to academics who are leaders in their fields.
A focus on the individual
The University of Tasmania is a medium-sized university (with over 30,000 students) that provides students with the benefits of smaller classes, personalised attention and ready access to lecturers and tutors for advice and support. In the 2014 Good Universities' Guide, The University of Tasmania was given a five-star rating for staff-to-student ratios, placing it amongst the best in the country.
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