University of Tasmania

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Group.png University of Tasmania  
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AbbreviationUTAS
Formation1890
HeadquartersTasmania
Type• sandstone university
• public
Focus on maritime and Antarctic studies

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is a public research university primarily located in Tasmania, Australia. Founded in 1890,[1] it is Australia's fourth oldest university. Christ College, one of the university's residential colleges, was founded in 1846 and is the oldest tertiary institution in the country. It is a sandstone university and a member of the international Association of Commonwealth Universities[2] and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning.[3]

The university offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in a range of disciplines, and has links with 20 specialist research institutes and co-operative research centres.[4] Its Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies has strongly contributed to the university's multiple 5 rating scores (well above world standard) for excellence in research awarded by the Australian Research Council. The university also delivers tertiary education at the Australian Maritime College, the national centre for maritime education, training and research.

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is a teaching and research institute of the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania. IMAS was established in 2010 building upon the university's partnership with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere and the Australian Antarctic Division in cooperative Antarctic research and Southern Ocean research.[5]

The Institute takes a multidisciplinary, whole-system approach to research, education, and outreach. IMAS was established with a core research and education capability, initially consisting of significant and internationally recognised expertise in the following foundation themes:

These programs are linked by three key cross-disciplinary themes to meet integrative and multidisciplinary research goals:


 

An Alumnus on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationality
Alan Westerman25 March 191318 May 2001Australia
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