The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is a public research university primarily located in Tasmania, Australia. Officially founded in 1890, it was the fourth university to be established in Australia. The University of Tasmania is a sandstone university and is a member of the international Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The university offers various programs in a range of disciplines, and has links with 20 specialist research institutes, cooperative research centres and faculty based research centres; many of which are regarded as nationally and internationally competitive leaders, in particular the university's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.
The university is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning and teaching. It was ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia and in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Located in the city of Hobart on the island of Tasmania, the University of Tasmania is not short of amazing views or experiences. A dominant feature of Hobart’s skyline is Mount Wellington, which is rich in biodiversity and the perfect place to hike.
Location: Hobart, Launceston and Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
City Population: 216,656
University Population: 21,243
Climate: Hobart has a mild temperate oceanic climate.
Nearest airport: Hobart International Airport
University Website: http://www.utas.edu.au/
Study Abroad Office: http://www.international.utas.edu.au/static/StudentMobility/