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University of Tasmania
What a picturesque location to spend your college or post graduate years. The University of Tasmania has three main colleges on the beautiful island of Tasmania; it’s just south of the Australian mainland. The coastline areas, the mountains and forests are outstanding. It’s a land of clean air, pure water and rich farmland.
The UTas was founded in 1890. About 27,000 students attend the three campuses. Two famous alumni who attended this university are Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark and Scott Brennan, a rowing Gold Medalist at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. This university is ranked in the Top 10 universities in Australia for research. A degree from the University of Tasmania is held in high esteem throughout the world.
Since the university is divided up into three smaller universities, students have opportunities for smaller classes and more personal attention. Yet, the three schools are large even to offer a wide variety of classes. In addition to a focus on science, there are degrees offered in music, art, medicine and other areas.
Students have many opportunities for social and academics while attending Tasmania University. There are many places to go for recreation – the beaches, mountains and forests. Housing is close by the campus and transportation is excellent. There are many clubs and societies for every interest. These include music, science, ethnic societies, and sports clubs. There’s even one called the Bottom of the Earth Society. To serve the more than 6,000 international students from all over the world, English language courses are offered.
Due to the uniqueness of the country and location of the Tasmania, the study of environmental areas is an important course of study and research at the university. Research in climate change and scientific study of the Antarctic are important. Programs in health and population, as well as programs in maritime ecological systems, forestry and minerals are offered. With the emphasis on scientific research, graduate research conferences, as well as clinics, are offered. Graduate students are given lots of support to foster the development of technques and methods of research.
The UTas has partnership agreements with the Tasmania government for improvement of the Tasmanian economy, society and culture. They also work on projects with the business and industrial world.
The environment at the UTas offers an excellent education for both undergraduates and those pursuing higher degrees. The research going on there is important and useful for Australia, as well as for the entire world.