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University of Tasmania

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Motto Ingeniis Patuit Campus ("The Field is Open to Talent")
Established 1890
Type Public
Chancellor Damian Bugg
Vice-Chancellor Prof Daryl Le Grew
Faculty 1,800 (includes general staff)
Undergraduates 12,974
Postgraduates 2,076
Location Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Tas, Australia
Campus Urban
Affiliations ASAIHL
Website www.utas.edu.au
Centenary Building, Sandy Bay campus

The University of Tasmania (also abbreviated as UTAS, UTas or Tas Uni) is an Australian university, with three campuses in Tasmania. A 'sandstone university', it is the fourth-oldest university in Australia, and was established over a century ago. It was founded on 1 January 1890, and is a member of the international Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university works with overseas universities to offer students an international experience, with exchange arrangements in place with over 40 institutions throughout Europe, Asia and North America. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Damian Bugg, QC is the current Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, a position he has held since 2 August 1999. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... Launceston is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia, population approximately 90,000 (Greater urban and 99,100 statistical division), located at the juncture of the North Esk, South Esk, and Tamar rivers. ... Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, originally settled in 1827 as Emu Bay. ... Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $16,114... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning or ASAIHL is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening themselves through a mutual self help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 430 pixelsFull resolution (2952 × 1585 pixel, file size: 588 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 430 pixelsFull resolution (2952 × 1585 pixel, file size: 588 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $16,114... In Australia, the term sandstone university is used to refer to any of the countrys oldest tertiary institutions. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries. ...


Its two main campuses are the Sandy Bay Campus, about 5 minutes from the centre of the city of Hobart, and the Newnham Campus, about 10 minutes from the smaller city of Launceston. The third is the small Cradle Coast Campus (formerly called the North-West Study Centre), located in Burnie, offers a small number of full degrees, and also offers first year studies in a number of subjects to attract students from that area of the state, and to facilitate rural/regional studies in particular areas. Sandy Bay is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... Newnham is a suburb of Launceston. ... Launceston is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia, population approximately 90,000 (Greater urban and 99,100 statistical division), located at the juncture of the North Esk, South Esk, and Tamar rivers. ... Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, originally settled in 1827 as Emu Bay. ...


The university, The Australian Maritime College and TAFE Tasmania are the only institutions of higher education in Tasmania. AMC Logo The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is a tertiary education institution based in Launceston, Tasmania. ... TAFE Tasmania is an Australian tertiary body that is the Tasmanian part of the Australian state-based Technical and Further Education system. ...

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History

The University of Tasmania was officially opened on 1 January 1890. Richard Deodatus Poulett Harris had long advocated the establishment of the University and became its first warden of the senate. The first degrees to graduates admitted ad eundem gradum and diplomas were awarded in June 1890. Referred to as one of the original sandstone universities, it was the fourth university to be established in Australia, and today maintains a strong reputation as a small to medium-sized university. The first campus location was in the Queen's Domain near Hobart, but as enrollment numbers grew and study interests expanded, the new campus at Sandy Bay was developed in the early 1940s. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Richard Deodatus Poulett Harris (26 October 1817 – 23 December 1899) was an educationalist in England and Tasmania. ... An ad eundem degree is a courtesy degree awarded by one university or college to an alumnus of another. ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... Sandy Bay is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The university was reorganised in 1991 when it merged with the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, which became the Newnham Campus. The centre at Burnie was opened in 1995. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


There is a sizeable international student population, and Professor Daryl Le Grew, the current vice-chancellor announced in 2004 that the university would not increase HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme) fees for the 2005 and subsequent academic years. Higher education fees in Australia are charged to all students, but Australian citizens and (with some limitations) permanent residents[1] are able to obtain interest free loans from the government under the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) which replaced the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Faculty Organisation

Faculty of Arts

  • Conservatorium of Music
  • Riawunna (a centre for Aboriginal studies)
  • School of Asian Languages & Studies
  • School of English, Journalism & European Languages
  • School of Government
  • School of History & Classics
  • School of Philosophy
  • School of Sociology & Social Work
  • School of Visual & Performing Arts
  • Tasmanian School of Art

Faculty of Business

  • School of Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • School of Economics and Finance
  • School of Information Systems
  • School of Management

Faculty of Education

  • School of Education

Faculty of Health Science

  • School of Human Life Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing & Midwifery
  • Tasmanian School of Pharmacy
  • Rural Clinical School
  • Department of Rural Health

Faculty of Law

  • Centre for Legal Studies
  • Law School
  • Tasmanian Law Reform Institute

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

  • School of Agricultural Science
  • School of Aquaculture
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Computing
  • School of Earth Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • School of Mathematics and Physics
  • School of Plant Science
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Zoology

Teaching and Research

While the University of Tasmania retains a strong liberal arts focus, it is a comprehensive university covering most subjects in the arts and sciences. Academic strengths include Agricultural Science, Law, Medicine, Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies, Animal & Plant Science, Visual Arts, Journalism and Literature, Geography, Philosophy, Politics, Geology, Engineering, Sociology, Aboriginal Studies, Women's Studies, Psychology, Antarctic Studies, and Education.


The Tasmanian Faculty of Law markets itself as being a highly respected Australian law school and a number of senior academic staff in that faculty are leading researchers in the areas of medical and bio-technological law and ethics, Freedom of Information, legal ethics and equity. The Faculty, with the Tasmanian state government, also operates the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute.[1]


The university has a particularly notable and long-standing reputation in examining the practical and theoretical challenges involved in addressing social and environmental concerns.


In recent years the institutional focus has shifted substantially from a quality based service to an economically driven service. The recently adopted 'primary goals' at the institutional level have been to increase enrollment numbers. This focus differs largely to the once traditionally favoured objective of providing high quality teaching service to students.


Student life

In Hobart, student life is largely coordinated by the Tasmania University Union or the TUU.[2] The Student Association (SA) is the equivalent body on the Northern Campuses. The TUU is well-regarded for its organisational skills in creating a wide range and concentrated list of student-focused events, services, and activities. The recent abolishment of compulsory university student unionism (the requirement that students pay compulsory union membership fees) by the Australian federal government has meant resulted in substantial funding reductions, ultimately diminishing the future level of services provided by the TUU. For other places and things named Hobart, see Hobart (disambiguation). ... The Tasmania University Union Inc (TUU) is the student union that represents tertiary students attending the southern campuses of the University of Tasmania. ...


The President of the TUU and the President of the SA both sit on the University Council, which is the governing body of the University of Tasmania.


The TUU is also responsible for the overseeing of all the university’s many societies and clubs at the Hobart campus. Some of these include faculty-based societies, such as the Law Students, Medical Students, Engineering students societies, etc.; societies related to various interests, such as TUMS (Tasmanian University Musical Society [3]), PLoT (Produces Lots of Theatre), The Anime Society; and various sporting clubs, including white water rafting, soccer, hockey, Australian Rules football, rugby, and many others.


A lesser number of societies exist on the Northern and Cradle Coast campuses of the University and are administered by the Student Association.


Residential Colleges

Sandy Bay Campus

Christ College, Hobart Christ College is the oldest tertiary institution in Australia and is a residential college at the University of Tasmania, and is currently located on the Universitys grounds in Sandy Bay. ... St John Fisher College at the University of Tasmania was established in 1963 and built by the Catholic Church and its community. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Newnham Campus

  • Kerslake Hall
  • Leprena [1]
  • Clarence House
  • Investigator Hall

This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.law.utas.edu.au/
  2. ^ http://www.tuu.com.au/
  3. ^ http://www.tuu.com.au/club_homepage.asp?clubid=4309

External links

  • University of Tasmania website
  • Arthur Sale University of Tasmania Motto
  • Law School

  Results from FactBites:
 
University of Tasmania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (812 words)
It and The Australian Maritime College are the main institutions of higher education in Tasmania apart from the Institute of TAFE Tasmania.
The President of the TUU and the President of the SA both sit on the University Council, which is the governing body of the University of Tasmania.
The University and the greater Tasmanian community are characterised as friendly, respectful, and socially-supportive which in turn is condusive to the development of student life in general.
Tasmania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4017 words)
Tasmania was first inhabited by the Tasmanian Aborigines, and evidence indicates their presence in the region, later to become an island, at least 35,000 years ago (rising sea levels cut Tasmania off from mainland Australia about 10,000 years ago).
Tasmania is a rugged island of temperate climate, and was considered so similar in some ways to pre-industrial England that it was referred to by some English colonists as 'a Southern England'.
Tasmania's rail network consists of narrow gauge lines to all four major population centres and to mining or forestry operations on the west coast and in the northwest.
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