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University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania, or UTAS, is a state university located in Tasmania, Australia. It is a member of the international Association of Commonwealth Universities. University of Tasmania was the fourth university to be established in Australia.

It was 1889 when the University of Tasmania was founded. Richard Deodatus Poulett Harris was the person who expressed full support in the university’s establishment.

The Queens Domain in Hobart served as the first campus of the University of Tasmania. In 1960, it transferred to Sandy Bay. Agricultural and Medical Schools were added, and science facilities were also enhanced. From then on, additional campuses were built in different parts of Australia so it could accommodate the increasing number of enrollees.

Based on the data gathered by Melbourne Institute in 2006, University of Tasmania ranked among the top learning institutions when it comes to the fields of Law, Medicine, Arts & Humanities, and Science. �However, it did not do well in Education, Engineering, Business and Economics.

In Australia, University of Tasmania is within the ranking of 14th-17th place, according to 2010 report of Academic Ranking of World Universities. When it comes to research quality, University of Tasmania ranked 14 according to Excellence in Research for Australia. In 2012, University of Tasmania ranked 357 in the world’s top universities, according to QS World University Rankings.

Currently, there are only two remaining institutions for higher education found in Tasmania, and that includes University of Tasmania. The three campuses are found in Sandy Bay (main campus), in the suburb of Newnham where the Australian Maritime College is located, and the Cradle Coast Campus in Burnie. At present, the number of enrollees of University of Tasmania has reached 27,000 out of which 6,000 are international students.

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